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Rock Island Man Sentenced to More than Eight Years in Prison on Federal Firearms Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – A Rock Island, Ill., man has been sentenced to serve a total of 100 months (8 years, 4 months) in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.


Chief U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid ordered Tyheme Tarkett Robertson, 28, of the 3000 block of 24th Street, Rock Island, to serve 40 months in federal prison on the felon in possession of a firearm count, to be followed by a consecutive 60 months in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Following his release from prison, Robertson was ordered to serve a three year term of supervised release.  At the conclusion of the sentencing hearing, Robertson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. 


In court documents and statements, Robertson admitted that on Dec. 20, 2016, he possessed a Smith & Wesson .40 pistol and a Cobray M-11 9mm pistol with an obliterated serial number in furtherance of his drug trafficking operation. Robertson also admitted that he possessed both firearms after being previously convicted of a felony offense in the State of Iowa.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Mehochko, and the charges were the result of an investigation by the Rock Island Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated September 21, 2017

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