Man appeals 60-year sentence

"Courtroom Gavel" by Joe Gratz, public domain

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne man convicted and sentenced on federal charges after police found bombs in his home plans to file an appeal.

The Journal Gazette reports that 39-year-old Shawn Bacon was sentenced yesterday to 60 years in prison on a number of charges after police say they found two bombs, almost two dozen guns – some of which were stolen – and pounds of drugs like cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine in his apartment back in December 2017.

His attorney has already filed a notice of appeal, without giving a reason.

US Attorney Thomas Kirsch says the sentence is meant to send a “strong message”.


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