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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Alexander County Man Sentenced For Federal Firearm Offense

On December 16, 2014, Keithy D. Carter, a/k/a “Darnell K. Carter,” 21, of Tamms, IL, was sentenced for a federal firearm violation, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Carter, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment, charging Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, was sentenced to 70 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release, and fined $200.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that, on January 14, 2014, Carter possessed a Hi-Point, model C9, 9mm Luger semiautomatic pistol, in Tamms, Alexander County. The firearm had been used the day before by another individual to commit a homicide in Jackson County. Because Carter had previously been convicted of a felony, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Carbondale Police Department and Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated February 19, 2015