ALTON MAN CONVICTED OF BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
After a one-day trial, an Alton man was found guilty by a jury sitting in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, on March 8, 2011, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Jackie Ray Moss, 52, a resident of Alton, Ill.-, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Moss faces penalties of up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, 3 years’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Sentencing is set for June 13, 2011, in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Evidence at trial showed that on April 23, 2010, Moss sold a .22 revolver to a pawn shop in Alton. Court records show that Moss has multiple prior felony convictions from the State of Illinois, including Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. Moss is a registered sex offender. Moss also has multiple felony convictions from the State of Washington.
This investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce.