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Centralia Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Gun Possession

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

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Chris Jamison, 18, of Centralia, Illinois, entered a plea of guilty to one 
count of felon in possession of a firearm in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois, on Tuesday, 
December 14, 2021.
According to court documents, Mr. Jamison admitted possessing a Smith and Wesson handgun after  
having  been  previously  convicted  of  Aggravated  Discharge  of  a  Firearm  at  an  Occupied 
Vehicle  in  Marion  County,  Illinois,  Circuit  Court,  case  number  20-CF-120.   Jamison  was  
on probation  for  this  offense  when  he  was  found  with  another  firearm  on  March  1,  
2021.  Law enforcement officials utilized DNA testing to establish Jamison’s possession of the 

Jamison is scheduled to be sentenced on March 24, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. and faces a maximum penalty of 
10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering 
the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force that focuses enforcement efforts in 
Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.   The FBI Safe Streets Task Force consists of members of the  
FBI,  Centralia  Police  Department,  Marion  County  Sheriff’s  Office,  and  the  Illinois  State 
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Hudson.

Updated April 19, 2023

Firearms Offenses