A Michigan City man was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm following a two day jury trial. Thirty year old Rapheal Seay, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
According to evidence presented at trial, in December of 2019 Mr. Seay was driving in Michigan City with a loaded 9 millimeter firearm that had an extended magazine. Police officers pulled his car over and recovered the firearm. During a later interview, Mr. Seay told investigators that he had the gun for protection and had bought it in South Bend a month previously. At the time of the offense, Mr. Seay was on federal supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm.