ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Henry E. Autrey sentenced Shaun Williams to 37 months in prison. The 37-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
On September 8, 2019, Williams was approached by St. Louis County Police after officers saw him getting out of a vehicle reported stolen in St. Louis City. Williams, after being told he was being detained in reference to the stolen vehicle, ran from officers. Additional officers responded to search the area and found Williams in the backyard of a vacant home. Officers found a loaded Hi Point Model 995 rifle-style firearm in the backseat of the stolen car Williams had been driving. Williams admitted he ran from officers due to his knowledge of the firearm in the car.
The St. Louis County Police Department investigated the case.