U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
(219) 937-5500
July 16, 2015

Dalia Guerrero Indicted

HAMMOND—United States Attorney David A. Capp announced today that Dalia Guerrero, 39 of Merrillville, Indiana was indicted for using the threat of force against a witness.

According to documents filed in the case, Guerrero, the mother of Anton Lamont James, used threat of physical force against a witness. Guerrero allegedly told the witness she knew what the witness looked like, where they live and to watch their back with the intent to influence, delay and prevent the testimony of the witness in an official proceeding.

David Capp stated, “This incident occurred this morning around 9:20 a.m., Ms. Guerrero was indicted this morning and taken into custody before noon today. Witness intimidation 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 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.

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