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Indictments Returned in Hammond Federal Court

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 17, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following indictments were returned on January 16, 2013:

  • Brealon B. Miller, Jr., 24, and David L. Hardin, Jr., 22, both of Gary, Indiana, were charged in an indictment with the robbery of BMO Bank in Hammond, Indiana, and use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, to wit: armed robbery. Miller was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.
  • Octavio Alejandre-Mata, 44, of Hobart, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with four counts of distribution of cocaine and one count of being an illegal alien, having been previously deported from the United States. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacqueline Jacobs.
  • Allen Ray Evens, 24, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives HIDTA Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.
  • Charles E. Johnson, Jr., 32, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with one count of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

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.