Criminal Complaint Filed Against Jasmine McMichael
HAMMOND—United States Attorney David A. Capp announced today that Jasmine McMichael, 22 of East Chicago, Indiana was charged with using the threat of force against a witness.
According to documents filed in the case, McMichael, the sister of Anton Lamont James, used threat of physical force against a witness. McMichael, along with her mother Dalia Guerrero, confronted a witness after James was arrested and allegedly made threatening statements to the witness. Dalia Guerrero was indicted on July 16, 2015 for her participation in the same confrontation.
Anton Lamont James was indicted last week for murder in aid of racketeering and was arrested for that offense on the morning of July 16.
United States Attorney David Capp stated, “Witness intimidation in any manner by any person will not be tolerated.”
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Hammond Police Department. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Nozick.
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that a Complaint 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.