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Fort Wayne Man Gets 150-month Prison Sentence for Firearm Offense

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) –  38-year-old Brandon K. McBride of Fort Wayne has been sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

McBride will serve 150 months in prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, as announced by United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

13 days after McBride’s parole discharge for a previous felony handgun conviction, he was discovered in possession of a stolen handgun equipped with a 50-round drum-style magazine on August 1, 2023. Later, on September 22, 2023, McBride was arrested with three firearms, including a machine gun, during a pursuit through the streets of Fort Wayne and New Haven. The chase, lasting an hour, involved McBride striking two police vehicles before finally being taken into custody. It was revealed that McBride has accumulated a troubling criminal record, with eight prior felony convictions and twenty-one misdemeanor convictions.

The investigation into this case was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, with collaboration from the Fort Wayne Police Department and the New Haven Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith prosecuted the case.

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1 comment

Slacker06 May 9, 2024 at 9:17 am

Unfortunately in certain big blue cities a crime like this is ignored even as the leaders of said big blue city (or state) wail away for more “gun control.” It makes no sense at all if violators of gun control are ignored and let go free to re-offend almost immediately. What did they think would happen if they do not enforce the law? They get more crime, that’s what happens. The old tried and true saying used to be “you do the crime, you do the time.” Stopping crime of any kind depends on doing this every time its tried.


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