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Marion Man Faces Three Years for Illegal Possession of Firearm

January 30, 2012

A Marion, IL, man was sentenced on January 26, 2012, in United States District Court in Benton, on a one-count indictment charging Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Jabari Z. Morris, 31, of Marion, was sentenced to 36 months on a one-count indictment, charging Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Morris was also placed on 3 years’ supervised release and was fined $200. At his change of plea and sentencing hearing, Morris admitted that he possessed a firearm at the Sports Blast in Carbondale on October 9, 2010. Morris was prohibited from possessing the firearm based on a previous felony conviction for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Carbondale Police Department, and Illinois State Police.

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
















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