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Washington Park Man Sentenced for Firearm Offense

December 5, 2011

A Washington Park resident was sentenced on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, the United States Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton announced today. On December 5, 2011, Demarrion Lockett was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment, a $200 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 special assessment to the court. Lockett also forfeited the ammunition.

According to court documents, on or about April 1, 2011, in St. Clair County, Lockett knowingly possessed twelve (12) rounds of .38 special caliber ammunition containing the markings “PMC 38 SPL” on the head-stamp. He also possessed twelve (12) rounds of .380 auto caliber ammunition containing the markings, “SPEER 380 AUTO” on the head-stamp, and three (3) rounds of .380 auto caliber ammunition containing the markings, “AGUILA 380 AUTO” on the head-stamp. Lockett had previously been convicted on April 17, 2006, of Armed Robbery, in the Circuit Court of St. Clair County, Illinois.

This investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Washington Park Police Department, the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the Illinois State Police, and the Illinois Department of Corrections. The case resulted from the efforts of the WAVE (Working Against Violent Elements) Task Force, which focuses its efforts on combating violent crime in East St. Louis, Washington Park, and surrounding communities. WAVE was formed in November 2009, and is a collaboration of law enforcement officers from the Illinois State Police, the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI), the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, the East St. Louis Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the ATF, and the USMS. The WAVE Task Force receives financial support through the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative, a nationwide federal program which endeavors to address gun-related violence.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Liam Coonan.











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