Centralia Man Sentenced to 240 Months for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Stolen Firearm
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Fulton Lee Gully, 61, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced to 48
months imprisonment on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, after previously pleading guilty to one count
of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. As part of his guilty plea, Gully acknowledged that between
July 28, 2020, and October 27, 2020, while knowing he was a convicted felon, unlawfully possessed a
shotgun at a residence in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Gully had likewise been convicted in 2003 in this district of being a felon in possession of a
firearm and, in that case, received a sentence of 1 year and 1 day to be followed by 3 years of
supervised release. In 2005, Gully’s supervised release was revoked after he was found to have
possessed cocaine and marijuana. He was sent back to prison for 6 months to be followed by 6
months of home confinement. In 2006, Gully’s supervised release was again revoked and he was
returned to prison for 13 months after he violated the terms of his home confinement.
“Felons possessing firearms, regardless of the circumstances, are serious offenses,” said United
States Attorney Rachelle Aud Crowe. “This defendant has repeatedly shown his inability to follow
the law or comply with restrictions placed on him by the courts. Our communities are less safe
when individuals like this possess guns.”
Upon release from his 48-month term of imprisonment, Gully will serve 3 years of supervised
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and prosecuted
by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.