Alton Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense
Don A. Miller, 29, of Alton, Illinois, was sentenced on August 23, 2013, in federal district court, in East St. Louis, Illinois, on one count of 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 was sentenced to 36 months’ in prison, three years supervised release, fined $250, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Miller pled guilty on April 17, 2013. He also agreed to forfeit the firearm. The charges stem from a July 19, 2012, incident when law enforcement officials conducted a search of his residence after receiving consent from Miller’s live-in girlfriend. While searching the bedroom closet, a loaded semi-automatic pistol was recovered. 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. Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak prosecuted the case.