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Man gets two years on weapons charge

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Thursday, January 05, 2017 04:49 am

Nicholas A. Rogan, of the 4400 block of South Calhoun Street, received a two-year sentence Wednesday in Allen Superior Court for one count of a felon carrying a handgun with a prior conviction within the last 15 years. He has nine days' jail credit.

The sentencing hearing was the fourth scheduled for Rogan, who pleaded guilty Oct. 6. At his first sentencing hearing on Nov. 8, defense attorney Robert Gevers informed the court Rogan had just had surgery and was in the hospital. After two additional attempts, Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull scheduled the fourth, and final, hearing Wednesday.

Fort Wayne Police responded to three related disturbances Nov. 22. By the third time, dispatch had heard someone say in the background that "he's got a gun" and "he's leaving in a black SUV." Police followed the SUV for two blocks before it stopped. Officers then returned to the residence where the disturbance occurred, and the victims said Rogan allegedly got out of the SUV and "flashed" a silver handgun toward them while yelling obscenities at them. One victim saw the police arrive and told Rogan, who put the handgun into the back of his pants and got back into the vehicle.

Police found that Rogan didn't have a license to carry the handgun, which was loaded with three rounds, and has a 2003 felony conviction in U.S. District Court for a felon possessing a firearm.

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