Evansville man arrested in theft case also charged in federal court

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— An Evansville man already facing local drug and theft charges has been indicted on gun-related charges by a federal grand jury.

Anthony Ulm, 36, was indicted on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the office of Joseph Hogsett, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

According to the indictment, Ulm forfeited his right to own firearms because of felony theft and methamphetamine dealing charges. But the indictment charges that he was found to be in possession of a .22-caliber rifle, a high-powered .223-caliber rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Ulm faces up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted of the charge, said Levi Burkett, a Vanderburgh County deputy prosecutor who also serves as a special assistant U.S. attorney.

In December, he was arrested in connection with a string of local vehicle break-ins and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and two counts of theft. He is next scheduled to appear in Vanderburgh Circuit Court on those charges on Jan. 16.

According to a news release from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, investigators from the Evansville Police Department and the sheriff’s office believe Ulm could be responsible for several vehicle break-ins targeting construction vehicles and those parked at motels and restaurants in Evansville and the surrounding area.

He was arrested after authorities reported seeing Ulm taking objects from another vehicle on Boeke Road, according to police.

When investigators a searched Ulm’s residence and a second location after his arrest, they recovered suspected stolen goods that included construction tools, bicycles, golf clubs, hunting equipment and firearms, police said.

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