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

Monday, August 10, 2015

East Saint Louis Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Kasmiel Samuel Sumrall, 29, of East Saint Louis, was sentenced on the charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The United States District Court in East Saint Louis sentenced Sumrall to serve 37 months in federal prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release. The district court also ordered Sumrall to pay a $250 fine and a $100 special assessment.

Court records indicate that Sumrall admitted that on October 6, 2014, in East Saint Louis, he possessed a 9-mm. caliber Ruger semi-automatic pistol handgun, its magazine and ten rounds of 9-mm. caliber ammunition, after he had previously been convicted on October 30, 2007, of the felony offense of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police.

The case was investigated by the East Saint Louis Police Department, the East Saint Louis Housing Authority, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William E. Coonan.

Updated February 4, 2016