(South Bend, IN) - A Michigan City woman is heading to jail for fencing some firearms.
43-year-old Latavia Fleming of Michigan City was sentenced Thursday in US District Court to 21 months in prison and two years of supervised release. She pleaded guilty to making false statements during the purchase of a firearm.
According to the US Attorney’s Office, Fleming bought multiple firearms at gun stores over the course of several months in 2020. In making the purchases, Fleming said she was the actual buyer of the firearms when she was not. In fact, she bought one gun for an individual who could not legally purchase it. She provided another firearm to a convicted felon who then sold it to someone else. She also sold or traded firearms to several other individuals.
The case was investigated by federal agents assisted by the Michigan City Police Department.