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Mishawaka man sentenced as felon in possession of a firearm

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A Mishawaka man has been sentenced for being in possession of a firearm as a felon, according

Photo courtesy St. Joseph County Jail
to U.S Attorney Kirsch.

Deandre Watson, 38, of Mishawaka was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller to 88 months in prison with 18 years of supervised release.

According to court documents, on September 30, 2016, Watson allegedly sought a man out at a nearby apartment after believing that the man had acted inappropriately toward his daughters.

After making a police report, Watson searched for the man at his apartment and found him with his daughters as well as a loaded 9mm handgun.

Police say Watson hit the man with the firearm and then locked him in the trunk of his car.

The unidentified man’s girlfriend then called police who arrived sometime later.

Watson was previously convicted of three other felonies prior to the incident.

The investigation was handled by the ATF with Mishawaka and South Bend Police Departments assisting.

Assistant U.S Attorney Molly E. Donnelly handled the case.

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