General · February 1, 2021

Walton: Arielle Griffis Sentenced in possession of a firearm

Walton Woman, Arielle Griffis Sentenced

For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

SOUTH BEND (STL.News) Arielle Griffis, age 31, of Walton, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty upon her plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Bell.

Griffis was sentenced to 100 months of in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in January of 2020, Griffis was wanted on a warrant when she led law enforcement on a high-speed car chase.  During the chase, she threw a firearm and methamphetamine out of the car.  Griffis has several prior serious drug convictions.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.