A Michigan City man
has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison, after being
convicted of being a felon in possession of a handgun and possession with
intent to distribute cocaine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern
District of Indiana said.
Williams, 29, was sentenced this week to 188 months in prison followed by
three years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
documents in the case, a controlled buy was set up with Williams,” the U.S.
Attorney’s Office said. “During the buy, Joseph Williams was caught selling
1.7 grams of cocaine. After the buy, law enforcement saw Williams remove a
screen from a window on the side of a house. As it was suspected that
Williams was breaking and entering into a residence, officers drove to the
scene, where Williams fled on foot. After a foot chase, police caught
Williams and found a firearm in his pants pocket.”
The case was
investigated by ATF and Michigan City Police Department.