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East St. Louis Man Sentenced for Firearm Offense

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


DeShawn C. Carlisle, 20, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court on September 22, 2016, in East St. Louis, Illinois, to 21 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $250 fine, for unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.

Court proceedings revealed that on December 18, 2015, Carlisle ran from police officers at the Roosevelt Housing complex in East St. Louis, Illinois, after officers attempted to question him. Carlisle had previously been banned from the complex. While running from the officers, Carlisle threw a 9mm semi-automatic weapon into a wooded area. Carlisle was arrested by the officers, and the weapon was then recovered.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated September 23, 2016

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