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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Judge Sentences Man to 46 months in Prison for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

St. Louis, Missouri – Christopher Walton, 27, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to 46 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. 

On August 1, 2019, law enforcement tracked Walton to a residence in the 200 block of Glen Garry Road as part of a fugitive investigation.  Investigators arrested and searched Walton, and determined that he was in possession of keys to a stolen Gray 2014 Honda Accord parked outside of the Glen Garry Road residence.

After arresting Walton, law enforcement observed part of a firearm protruding from a dark-colored backpack located within the immediate entrance of the Glen Garry Road residence.  The firearm was seized. The firearm was a Radical Firearms 5.56 / .223 Rem caliber semiautomatic pistol, loaded with 28 rounds of ammunition.

Walton admitted to ownership of the firearm and that he had just recently purchased the firearm. He further admitted to stealing the 2014 Honda Accord that law enforcement officers observed outside of the Glen Garry Road residence.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition.

The case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Fugitive Task Force.

 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated October 6, 2020