Fenton Man Sentenced to 72 Months for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
St. Louis, MO – The United States Attorney's Office announced today that DERIC S. SILMAN of Fenton, Missouri, was sentenced today to 72 months for one felony count of Being a Previously Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.
On March 9, 2013, a dispatcher for the Ellsinore Police Department received a telephone call from an individual stating Silman was at his residence and that Silman had pulled a pistol on him. Officers responded to the residence and found Silman inside and placed him under arrest. Officers searched the car that Silman had driven to the residence and located a loaded 9mm pistol under the driver’s seat.
Silman had previously been convicted of the felonies of stealing, knowingly burning, tampering in the first degree, resisting arrest, assault and possession of a controlled substance. As a convicted felon, Silman was prohibited from possessing firearms.
The case was investigated by the Ellsinore Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Larry H. Ferrell handled the prosecution for the Government.