Belleville Man Sentenced For Firearms Offense
A Belleville, Illinois, man was sentenced to a prison term in federal district court for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on January 7, 2013, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Tyler E. Evans, 26, was sentenced in federal district court in East St. Louis to 46 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a fine of $200, following his plea of guilty, on September 24, 2012, to an Indictment charging him with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The weapons he possessed were also ordered forfeited.
Evans was previously convicted June 22, 2010, in St. Clair County, Illinois, of the state felony of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. He was released from prison on parole in April, 2011.
Shortly after his release, on June 9, 2011, law enforcement officers conducted a parole compliance search of Evans’ Belleville residence and found two firearms – a Taurus Rossi .357 caliber revolver, and a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun. This discovery led to the federal charge for Evans.
The case was investigated by members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark.