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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

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Friday, February 11, 2022

Centralia Man Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm

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 February 14, 2022