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St. Louis Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

St. Louis, MO –Carlos O’Connor, 22, St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to 26 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  O’Connor appeared today before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey. 

According to the plea agreement, on June 20, 2019, O’Connor was a passenger in a speeding Mustang.  An officer with the Maryland Height Police Department observed O’Connor throw a firearm from the vehicle.  After the officer conducted a traffic stop, two firearms were located in the rear seat of the Mustang, a 9mm Taurus pistol and a .22 caliber Beretta pistol. 

Officers recovered the gun that O’Conner was seen throwing out the window, a stolen Colt .32 pistol.  O’Conner admitted to possession of the stolen Colt .32 pistol.

This case was investigated by the Maryland Heights Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Updated May 21, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime