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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 11, 2013

Missouri Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

Travis L. Garner, 26, from St. Louis, MO, was sentenced on January 11, 2013, in District Court in East St. Louis, Il, on one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Garner was sentenced to 63 months in prison, three years of supervised release, fined $400 and ordered to pay $100 special assessment. He also forfeited a firearm. Garner, who had previously pled guilty, admitted that he had possessed a gun, knowing that he was a convicted felon and that it was illegal for him to have a gun.

Prior to April 5, 2012, Garner had been convicted of a crime that was punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than one year.

The investigation was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

This was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated February 19, 2015