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Murphysboro Man Indicted for Federal Firearms Offenses

February 29, 2012

On February 28, 2012, Michael Shane Satterwhite, a/k/a “Shady Shane,” 32, of Murphysboro, IL, made his initial appearance in federal court in Benton, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Satterwhite was charged by indictment on February 7, 2012, with Stealing Firearms from a Federal Licensee and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Satterwhite is currently being held without bond pending a March 2, 2012, bond hearing.

The offenses are alleged to have occurred on November 25, 2011, in Jackson County. The offenses carry a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.

Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriffs Office, Murphysboro Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.















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