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Alton Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

Jared R. Henry, 35, of Alton, IL, was sentenced in federal district court in East St. Louis, IL, on September 13, 2013, to 65 months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and fined $500, for unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Facts presented in court revealed that on October 18, 2012, Alton Police officers went to a home in Alton, Illinois, after receiving an anonymous tip about drug activity at the residence. Before arriving at the home, officers were aware of an active warrant for Henry’s arrest. After knocking on the front door, the live-in girlfriend answered, allowing officers to come inside the home. Upon entering, officers observed Henry lying in a bed in a bedroom in direct view of the front door. He was presented the warrant, arrested and removed from the household. Afterwards, consent was given to the officers to search the premises. Five firearms were recovered during the search.

This investigation was conducted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Alton Police Department. Daniel T. Kapsak, Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuted the case.

Updated February 19, 2015