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Fairfield Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For Possessing Stolen Firearms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2014

Chance W. Young, 29, of Fairfield, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to a term of 48 months’ imprisonment for possessing 4 stolen firearms, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Young was charged with the offense in an indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury on September 4, 2013, and pled guilty to the charge on November 15th.

Evidence introduced in support of the guilty plea and sentence showed that Young broke into a rural Wayne County residence in late July 2013 and stole a number of items including 3 shotguns and 1 rifle. Two of the guns, which Young subsequently sold, were recovered by law enforcement agents. The other two remain missing.

In addition to the 48 month term of imprisonment, Young was ordered to pay fines and special assessments totaling $350 and was placed on a 2 year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

Young has been held without bond since his arrest on the federal charges and was again remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal to await designation to a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.

The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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