Friday, June 18, 2021

Two Men From Illinois Were Sentenced To Over 19 Years in Prison

 For Robbery and Brandishing a Firearm During Crimes of Violence

FORT WAYNE-Quran R. Waterford, 36, of Chicago, Illinois and Gary McCaleb, 31, of Harvey, Illinois, were sentenced on June 18, 2021, before United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty, following their pleas of guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Hobbs Act Robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, announced Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.

Waterford was sentenced to 239 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

McCaleb was sentenced to 245 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Restitution of $8,630 was imposed against both defendants.

According to documents filed in the case, on December 5, 2018, Quran Waterford and Gary McCaleb entered B&H Firearms in Fort Wayne while armed with a firearm, tied the owner’s hands behind his back and stole over $8,000 worth of firearms.  Eight days later, on December 13, 2018, Waterford, McCaleb, and an unknown individual, entered a T-Mobile cellular telephone store in Fort Wayne while armed with a firearm, restrained two employees and two customers by zip tying their hands behind their backs, before fleeing with numerous cellular telephones. Waterford and McCaleb were apprehended by the Fort Wayne Police Department after a short pursuit.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.

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