Herrin Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge
On May 21, 2012, Charles Schaubert, a twenty-seven year old Herrin, IL, man, pled guilty
to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon, the United States Attorney
for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Schaubert is scheduled
to be sentenced at 10:00 a.m. on August 27, 2102, in United States District Court in East St. Louis,
at which time he faces a maximum potential sentence of up to ten years in prison; a fine of up to
$250,000, not more than three years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of
On January 4, 2012, law enforcement officers responded to a hotel room occupied by
Schaubert in Fairview Heights, IL. The officers had been informed by hotel staff that the smell of
marijuana was emanating from the room. After entering Schaubert’s room, officers noticed
marijuana laying loose on a table. The room was searched, during which officers recovered a loaded
firearm. Prior to January 4, 2012, Schaubert had been convicted of a crime that was punishable by
a term of imprisonment of more than one year.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fairview
Heights, IL, Police Department.
This case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.