Skeens found guilty of gun-related offense –

Press release

SOUTH BEND – Roy Skeens, 40, of Wabash County, was found guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm following a two-day jury trial presided over by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty, United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced.

Skeens is scheduled to be sentenced on October 17. Any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the district court judge after consideration of federal statutes and the United States Sentencing Guidelines.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with assistance from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, Kosciusko County SWAT Team, South Bend Police Department and the Indiana Department of Corrections. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Katelan McKenzie Doyle and Joseph P. Falvey.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a Violent Crime Reduction Strategy that strengthens the PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities; supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence in the first place; establishing targeted and strategic enforcement priorities; and measuring results.

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