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Union Township man pleads to gun charge in federal court

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A Union Township resident has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.

Last week, Manolo Lopez-Ramirez, 26, pleaded guilty to that felony offense, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

According to the criminal complaint, on June 26, 2012, an Indiana State Police trooper found the following firearms in Lopez-Ramirez’s residence in the 600 block of West U.S. Highway 30: a Ruger 9mm pistol, a Hi-Point 9mm pistol, and Ruger .22 caliber rifle, and 651 rounds of assorted ammunition.

The complaint states that the Hi-Point was reported stolen by the Crawford, Indiana, Police Department.

Lopez-Ramirez “admitted to being a Mexican National who entered the United States illegally,” the complaint states.



Posted 12/5/2012