Chicago Men Sentenced After Hammond Arrest

Jarron Price, 29 years old, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge James T. Moody on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Price was sentenced to 46 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on May 7, 2020, law enforcement stopped a vehicle for driving recklessly and erratically through the streets of Hammond, Indiana.  Price, who was a passenger in the vehicle possessed a loaded semi-automatic pistol.  Price‚Äôs criminal history revealed he had previous felony convictions in Illinois for aggravated battery and armed violence, and as such, was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.         

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This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives/Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Hammond Police Department.   This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.

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