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East St. Louis Man Sentenced for Firearm Offense

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


The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced that Trymaine Davis, 26, of East Saint Louis, Illinois, was sentenced on Friday, November 6, 2015, in federal district court, for unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. Davis received a sentence of 21 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a fine of $250.

Court documents established that on June 5, 2014, Davis was stopped by Illinois State Police for a traffic infraction. As officers approached Davis’ vehicle, they observed a handgun in plain sight in the car’s center console, which was later determined to be a loaded .38 caliber handgun. Davis later admitted to possessing the gun, and to his previous felony conviction.

The case was investigated by the Illinois State Police, the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Shane B. Kelbley.

Updated February 4, 2016