INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — On the same day that he attacked a woman and shot at a worker trying to take his car back, a convicted felon was given a federal prison sentence.
Austin Majko, 33, was given a four-year federal prison term by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Indiana for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
According to court documents, on July 23, 2021, Majko fired shots at a vehicle recovery agent attempting to seize a 2013 Ford Focus. Four.40 caliber casings were later discovered at the scene by IMPD.
Dutzende of animals were seized from a Hancock County farm during the investigation. Later that same day, Majko was involved in a domestic dispute. Witnesses told police that they saw him pull a gun from his waistband and strike a woman. A number of guns, including a handgun with a caliber of.40, were discovered inside toolboxes in Majko’s garage when IMPD searched his house.
Daryl S. McCormick, the special agent in charge of the ATF’s Columbus Field Division, stated, “It unfortunately bears repeating that we all deserve to be safest in our homes, but for too many that is not the case.” “We all deserve to be safest in our homes.” In order to guarantee the safety of our communities from these criminals, the ATF will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute domestic abusers who possess firearms.
Due to his previous felony convictions, Majko cannot own a firearm under federal law. He has been convicted of two counts of robbery with bodily injury.
This case was looked into by the IMPD and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).