Centralia Man Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Brylon Engelkins, 21, of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced to 36 months in
prison for possessing a firearm by a felon. Upon his release, Engelkins will be supervised by
United States Probation for a period of three years. Additionally, Engelkins must pay a $300 fine
and a $100 special assessment fee.
According to court documents, Engelkins possessed a 9mm Diamondback pistol while on
supervised release for Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, a prior federal
conviction from the Southern District of Illinois. Engelkins’ current sentence will be
served consecutive to the sentence previously imposed for violating his supervised release.
This case was investigated by the FBI - Springfield Division Safe Streets Task Force, the United
States Marshal’s Service, and the Centralia Police Department.
Updated April 19, 2023