Carbondale Man Sentenced For Illegally Possessing A Firearm
On August 22, 2013, Andre V. Scott, 32, of Carbondale, IL, was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.
Scott, who had previously pled guilty to the firearm charge, was sentenced to 48 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and fined $200. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that, on November 29, 2012, Scott was involved in a dispute in Carbondale. During the dispute, Scott retrieved a Charter Arms, .38 special caliber revolver and threatened multiple persons with the gun. After a foot pursuit, Carbondale Police Officers apprehended Scott and recovered the loaded firearm. Scott is prohibited from possessing firearms based on a prior felony conviction for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. The district judge further ordered that the Charter Arms, .38 special caliber revolver be forfeited to the United States.
The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.