Logansport Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

SOUTH BEND – Sean Beebout, 27 years old, of Logansport, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Beebout was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, the Law Enforcement Division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources learned that Beebout was hunting deer without a license. During the execution of a search warrant at his residence, investigators found five firearms, including two sawed-off shotguns, as well as crossbows, a firearm suppressor, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  Turns out Beebout had three prior felony convictions and committed this federal offense while on bond for another felony offense.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Law Enforcement.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Kimberly L. Schultz and Jerome W. McKeever.

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