Indy men get federal prison time for gun violations

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced on Wednesday the sentencing of two men for federal firearms violations.

Officials say 46-year-old Michael Poge, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to nearly six years and 31-year-old Nicholas Hines, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to nearly eight years in federal prison, both for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Police arrested Poge last May when he was involved in a violent disturbance. Police say he had a revolver loaded with three live rounds and two that had recently been discharged.

Hines was arrested in July 2013 after police came to his home for a probation sweep. They found a .40 caliber pistol that belonged to Hines. Officers also found a pair of pants that had a holster that fit the gun, which police say indicated he was carrying the weapon around regularly.

Officials say between Poge and Hines, they accumulated 14 felonies, all committed in Marion County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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