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Press Release

Caseyville Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

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

James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 12, 2016, Anthony M. Allen, 35, of Caseyville, Illinois, was sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon. Allen was sentenced to 6 months in federal prison and 6 months of home detention, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, along with a $150 fine and a $100 special assessment. Allen, who has been detained since November 16, 2015, also agreed to forfeit the illegal firearm that he possessed.

Court proceedings revealed that Allen, a previously convicted felon, was pulled over by Collinsville police officers for erratic driving on January 7, 2015. After Allen was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police found a firearm and ammunition in his vehicle. The investigation was conducted by the Collinsville Police Department and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Shane B. Kelbley.

Updated February 4, 2016