Michigan City man sentenced to 84 months in prison | USAO-NDIN

SOUTH BEND — Colton Crawford, 33, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm. fire, U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson said.

Crawford was sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by 2 years of probation.

According to documents in that case, in August 2020, Crawford was arrested by police. During the arrest, police discovered a handgun, magazines and a holster, which DNA confirmed he possessed. Crawford was convicted of a felony in June 2015 in LaPorte County Superior Court, which prohibits him from possessing a firearm and/or ammunition.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Michigan City Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Geovanny Martinez and Kimberly Schultz.

That case was prosecuted under the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, the centerpiece of the Justice Department’s violent crime reduction efforts. The NSP is an evidence-based program that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through the PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime issues in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, the PSN focuses its law enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with local prevention and rehabilitation programs for a lasting reduction in crime.

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