“50 members or associates of the Latin Kings street gang have been charged in Northern District of Indiana as part of this case.”
October 19,2018-United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch announced today that a 1999 robbery and double homicide that occurred in Hammond in 1999. According to US Attorney Kirsch, the following were named in today’s two-count superseding indictment:
Jeremiah Shane Farmer, 37, of Hammond, IN
Sean Michael Pena a/k/a “Big Body,” 36, of Hammond, IN
David Ulmenstine a/k/a “Silent,” 27, of Harvey, IL
Miguel Angel Marines a/k/a “Egg,” 24, of East Chicago, IN
Reynaldo Robles a/k/a “Sneaky,” 27, of Lake Station, IN
Mark Anthony Toney a/k/a “Slim,” 39, of Lake Village, IN
This fifth superseding indictment alleges a conspiracy to commit racketeering activity by the Latin Kings street gang and a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana, and alprazolam (Xanax), with the conspiracies stretching back to 1999. Today’s superseding indictment charges for the first time that in 1999, in furtherance of the Latin Kings racketeering conspiracy, Farmer committed a double homicide during a robbery of a local Hammond, Indiana business. In total, 50 members or associates of the Latin Kings street gang have been charged in Northern District of Indiana as part of this case.
U.S. Attorney Kirsch said, “This indictment should send a strong message to those engaged in gang and other violent crime. We will focus all of our law enforcement efforts on reducing violent crime in my District.”
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in court.
If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.