Washington Park Man Sentenced for Firearm Offense
Sean J. Redd, Jr., 23, of Washington Park, IL, was sentenced in United States Federal District Court, in East St. Louis, IL, for 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.
Redd was sentenced to forty-six (46) months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $300 fine. Court proceedings revealed that on March 11, 2012, law enforcement officers responded to a call for backup in Washington Park, IL, where a crime was committed. The officers noticed a group of men walking away from the scene and driving off in a visibly damaged vehicle. An officer then observed the vehicle for several blocks, noticing a missing front registration plate. The officer initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle, but the driver sped off. The officer continued pursuit. The vehicle stopped in the middle a street and two men got out. Redd exited the vehicle and began running through a residential neighborhood holding his pants, appearing as if he was holding something near his waist. Redd tripped and fell to the ground while running, causing the item to fall underneath him. Redd was arrested on the scene. The officer checked the area where the item fell and found a loaded firearm.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.