Violent Felon Sentenced to 32 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm While Serving Community Corrections Probation Sentence

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INDIANAPOLIS – Bryan Glass, 25, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, on February 18, 2020, officers visited the Glass residence off Wakefield Road, in Indianapolis, to conduct a community corrections compliance check. Officers entered the residence and asked Glass if there were any weapons in the home. Glass refused to answer. Officers searched the residence and found a loaded 9mm handgun and an additional 59 rounds of ammunition. 

At the time of the search, Glass was on probation in Marion County, Indiana after two separate prior felony convictions. Glass was convicted for the armed robbery of a store clerk. While Glass was in jail for the armed robbery, he attacked another inmate, striking him in the jaw with a close fist, resulting in the inmate needing surgery to repair a fractured jaw. Glass was convicted of battery resulting in serious bodily injury for his assault of the fellow inmate. Glass is prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law due to these prior felony convictions.

Zachary A. Myers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Columbus Field Division (ATF), made the announcement.

ATF investigated the case in conjunction with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt. As part of the sentence, Judge Pratt ordered that Glass be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for three years following his release from federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney William L. McCoskey who prosecuted this case.

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This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.