Convicted Felon Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Possessing a Stolen Firearm on Metrolink
St. Louis, Missouri – Lautha Anderson, 26, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey.
According to court documents, on May 1, 2018, Anderson was a passenger on the Metro train heading eastbound from Lambert Airport. St. Louis County Police Department officers conducted a ticket check on the train. Anderson informed officers he did not have a validated ticket. While acting anxious and nervous, Anderson informed officers that he had something in his pocket. Anderson pulled out a loaded 9mm magazine. Officers then conducted a pat down and located a stolen 9mm Glock semiautomatic pistol in Anderson’s waistband.
Prior to May 1, 2018, Anderson was convicted of at least one felony crime in a court of law punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. At the time he knowingly possessed the firearm, Anderson knew he was a convicted felon.
The St. Louis County Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this case.