Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Breaking News

Swoveland murder

 by
John Swoveland Jr. was playing in front of his aunt's house on Campeau Street in South Bend on April 9, 2014 when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from nearby Coquillard Park. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office charged 7 people related to Swoveland's death.

  • Robert L Griffin - At trial, a jury found him guilty of murder and attempted murder. Sentenced to 60 years in prison.
  • Tarez Buchanon - Pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Sentenced to 35 years in prison and 5 years probation.
  • Cedric Washington - Sentenced to 7 years for assisting a criminal with three years added for gang enhancement.  Must serve 6 years and first year of probation at DuComb Center.
  • Xavier Primm - Pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal. Sentenced to 5 years and 2 years probation.
  • Malcolm Buchanon - Pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal. Sentenced to 4 years (2 years suspended). Sentenced to 2 years probation.
  • Daniel Williams - Pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal and carrying a handgun without a license. Sentenced to 6 years in prison with 2 years suspended. He also must serve 2 years probation. After violating probation he was ordered to serve the 4 years in the DOC instead of work release.
  • Tyre Bradbury - Convicted of aiding in murder with gang enhancement. Sentenced to 90 years in prison.