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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 23, 2013

East St. Louis Man Sentenced To Prison For Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon

Dartavious Thomas, 30, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court on September 23, 2013, to 30 months in prison, to be followed by 1 year of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a fine of $200, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

The charges relate to an incident that occurred on February 5, 2013, in East St. Louis, Illinois, when law enforcement agents, performing a parole compliance check at Thomas’s home, found a firearm, which Thomas was forbidden from possessing as a previously-convicted felon. Thomas was previously convicted of Criminal Trespass to a Residence, in violation of Illinois law, in St. Clair County, Illinois, Case No. 12-CF-156, on or about July 18, 2012. The sentencing judge also ordered forfeiture of the firearm and twelve rounds of ammunition contained therein.

The case was investigated by members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark.

Updated February 19, 2015