Washington Park Resident Sentenced to 30 Months for Illegally Possessing a Firearm
Reginald Davis, a 26-year old Washington Park, Illinois resident, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge G. Patrick Murphy to 30-months in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. In September 2012, Davis pled guilty to being a convicted felon who had knowingly possessed a Mossberg, Model 500A-Bullpup, 12 Gauge Shotgun, in April of this year.
Having considered Davis’ personal circumstances and his criminal history, which included a prior felony conviction for Aggravated Battery from the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, St. Clair County, Illinois, Judge Murphy sentenced Davis to 30-months in federal prison. There is no parole in the federal prison system. In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Murphy sentenced Davis to serve 3-years of supervised release. According to United States Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton, “This sentence shows how important it is to prosecute felons who illegally possess firearms. Removing criminals who possess illegal weapons from our streets remains a top priority of this office.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Illinois Department of Corrections East St. Louis Parole Office investigated this case, and Assistant United States Attorney Monica A. Stump prosecuted the offense.