Alorton Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Offense
On February 26, 2013, Termain D. Moore, a twenty-one year old Alorton, IL, man pled guilty in Federal District Court, in East St. Louis, 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. Moore is scheduled for sentencing on June 10, 2013, at which at which time he faces a maximum potential sentence of ten years’ in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, not more than three years’ of supervised release after his prison term, and a mandatory special assessment of $100. Carter also agreed to the forfeiture of the firearm.
Court proceedings revealed that on October 12, 2012, an East St. Louis police officer sitting in his personal vehicle observed Moore walk into a liquor store in East St. Louis, raising his right arm holding a small revolver and pointing it. The officer called over the radio to report the incident and for backup. Two officers arrived on the scene as Moore was leaving the store. As one of the officers exited his vehicle, Moore took off running towards the back of the building. The officer began a foot chase, hearing a loud noise caused by something hitting the ground, as the pursuit continued. The other officers still on the scene saw Moore throw something on the ground, which was later identified as a firearm. Moore was caught and arrested. He admitted possessing the gun and that the officers saw him throw the firearm on the ground.
This case was investigated by the East St. Louis, IL, Police Department and assigned to Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew H. Brooks for prosecution.