INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — United States Attorney Josh Minkler announced charges Monday against three people accused of purchasing the guns used to kill Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett and Terre Haute Police Officer Robert Pitts.
"When guns are purchased or possessed illegally, it is never for a good reason and the results are often tragic," said Minkler. "We all continue to mourn the loss of Deputy Pickett and Officer Pitts and law enforcement must hold all those who contributed to their senseless death accountable. Those who ‘lie and buy’ guns will be prosecuted in federal court."
The three indictments announced Monday charge Tiffany Nicole Dean of West Terre Haute with lying while purchasing a gun in Vigo County, Dawn Rochon of Indianapolis for lying during the purchase of a gun, and Levi Brenton of Terre Haute with lying while buying, and illegally trading guns.
Rochon, 29, faces eight federal charges for using a false address to purchase three guns. Minkler said one of those guns was a 9 mm handgun purchased at Indy Gun Bunker alleged to have been used in killing Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett.