Fort Wayne Man Convicted of Federal Gun Charge

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FORT WAYNE- Bryant D. Aron, age 36, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on February 23, 2022, following a two-day jury trial before United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

According to documents in this case, on May 24, 2019, Aron was the driver of a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase with the Fort Wayne Police Department.  During the pursuit, Aron crashed his vehicle, exited it, and led police on a short foot pursuit.  He was subsequently searched, and a loaded firearm magazine was found in his pocket.  A loaded firearm was found inside the vehicle.  Aron’s prior criminal history revealed he had multiple felony convictions out of Allen County Superior Court. 

Aron’s sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.  Any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the District Court Judge after consideration of federal statutes and the United States Sentencing Guidelines. 

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey R. Speith. 

This case was being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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