Weapons charge results in 60 month sentence for South Bend man

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A South Bend man has been sentenced in federal court on a weapons charge.

Jeffrey Burnside, 32, of South Bend, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty upon guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, during the night of March 28-29, 2020, police evicted several individuals, including Burnside, from a hotel in Mishawaka.

During the eviction process, police found methamphetamine as well as two handguns.

Later that night, Burnside tried to book another hotel room, hid from the police, and then ran from officers.

Officers caught Burnside and checked his hiding place, where they found another loaded handgun and half an ounce of methamphetamine.

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