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Federal Grand Jury in Fort Wayne Returns Indictments

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 28, 2012
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

FORT WAYNE, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced that a grand jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following indictments on November 28, 2012:

Robert Hendry, 22, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a four count Indictment with distribution of methamphetamine on or about September 13, 2012, and cocaine on or about October 2, 2012; selling a firearm to a convicted felon on or about October 2, 2012, and carrying a firearm during an in relation to a drug trafficking crime on or about October 2, 2012. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Fort Wane Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

Joseph Topp, 19, of Angola, Indiana, is charged in a single-count indictment with distribution of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on or about July 26, 2012. The indictment also seeks for the forfeiture of matter which contains visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the FBI Cyber Squad. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

Alex White, 47, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count indictment with armed bank robbery on or about October 17, 2012. This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Northeast Indiana FBI Bank Robbery Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.