Alton Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Offense
On April 17, 2013, Don A. Miller, a twenty-nine year old Alton, 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.
Miller is scheduled for sentencing at 10:00 A.M. on August 2, 2013, 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 $100.
On July 19, 2012, law enforcement officials conducted a search of his residence in Alton, IL, after receiving consent from his live-in girlfriend. A loaded semi-automatic pistol was discovered in a bedroom closet. Miller admitted ownership of the firearm. Prior to July 19, 2012, Miller 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Alton Police Department.
This case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.