Hammond Man Sentenced For Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

Latrell McGee, 28, of Hammond, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

McGee was sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on March 2, 2020, McGee possessed a firearm and purchased ammunition at a Merrillville, Indiana gun range.  A traffic stop on March 27, 2020, resulted in law enforcement seizing from McGee the firearm he possessed on March 2nd.  McGee’s criminal history reveals he has a prior felony conviction for battery which precludes him from possessing any firearm and ammunition.   

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the East Chicago Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin F. Wolff.    

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