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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

Monday, September 29, 2014

Joliet Man To Serve More Than Six Years In Prison for Possession Of A Firearm By A Felon


Urbana, Ill. – A Joliet, Ill., man, Troy J. Kelly, 32, of the 900 block of Leawood Drive, was sentenced today to serve 77 months (6 years, 5 months) in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a felon. U.S. District Judge Colin Bruce also ordered that Kelly remain on supervised release for a period of three years following completion of his prison sentence.

A grand jury indicted Kelly in February 2014, and he has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest in March 2014. On June 3, Kelly entered a plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol on Oct. 3, 2013, in Kankakee County.

The charge is the result of ongoing investigations related to gun violence in the Kankakee area by the Kankakee Area Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Kankakee Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene L. Miller prosecuted the case.

Updated June 23, 2015