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Federal Grand Jury in Fort Wayne Returns Indictments

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 16, 2013
  • 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 December 16, 2013:

Brandon S. Keister, 21, of Russell, Kentucky, is charged in a single count Indictment with stealing a firearm from a Federal Firearms License person on or about September 10, 2012. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Steuben County Sheriff’s Department; and the Kendallville Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.

Stephen M. Long, 28, of Auburn, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with bank robbery on or about November 18, 2013. This investigation is being conducted by the FBI Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force (NEIFBRTF), with assistance from the Anderson Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. The NEIFBRTF is composed of FBI agents and personnel from the Indiana State Police; Allen County Police Department; Fort Wayne Police Department; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

Charles R. Seals, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Calvin L. Miller, 22, of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Brandon D. Sizemore, 24, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, were all charged in a four-count indictment respectively with armed bank robbery (all defendants), use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence [Seals (in two counts) and Miller], and assault of a United States government employee (Seals and Miller), all occurring on or about December 5, 2013. This investigation is being conducted by the FBI Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force (NEIFBRTF) and the United States Postal Inspection Service. The NEIFBRTF is composed of FBI agents and personnel from the Indiana State Police; Allen County Police Department; Fort Wayne Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

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.