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Springfield Felon Sentenced to 110 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2011

Springfield, Ill. – Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Mills yesterday sentenced a Springfield, Ill., man, Tyrone L. Wade, 35, to serve 110 months (9 years, 2 months) in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon on Feb. 9, 2011. Wade, of the 1000 block of N. 15th Street, was charged by indictment on Mar. 22, and pled guilty on May 26, to possession of a Jennings .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Upon completion of his prison term, Wade was ordered to serve three years on supervised release. Wade has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest on April 8, 2011.

The case was investigated by the Springfield Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration under the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Gilmore.

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