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Judges sentences St. Louis man for being a felon in possession of a firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – United States District Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk sentenced Andre McIntosh to 72 months in prison today. The 48-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident pleaded guilty, in February, to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Just before midnight on January 7, 2020, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers patrolling the Jeff Vander Lou neighborhood discovered the license plate of an unoccupied vehicle was registered to McIntosh, who was a non-compliant sex offender on parole from the Missouri Department of Corrections. McIntosh also had several outstanding traffic warrants.

Officers canvassed the area and, after locating McIntosh, asked McIntosh to stop. McIntosh refused the officers’ requests for him to stop, and instead ran from the officers as they approached him. While running away from officers, McIntosh pulled a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson firearm from his pocket and threw it. McIntosh was ultimately detained by police. A post-arrest computer inquiry of the Smith & Wesson firearm thrown by McIntosh revealed it had been reported stolen. A post-arrest search of McIntosh’s person revealed him to be in possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Prior to January 7, 2020, McIntosh had been convicted of one or more felony crimes punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Missouri Department of Public Safety investigated this case.


Updated May 13, 2021

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