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Southern District of Illinois

Friday, June 1, 2018

East St. Louis Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense


On May 30, 2018, Arthur Robinson, 30, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced to serve 188 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. United States District Judge David R. Herndon sentenced Robinson on the conviction, as well as two supervised release revocation cases. Robinson’s prison sentence is to be followed by three years of supervised release. Robinson also agreed to forfeit the illegal firearm that he possessed.

Court proceedings revealed that at approximately four o’clock on the morning of September 18, 2016, an East St. Louis police officer encountered Robinson, a previously convicted felon, passed out behind the wheel of his running truck in the middle of a roadway. The officer observed a Glock handgun loaded with a 30 round magazine laying in Robinson’s lap. The firearm was secured and Robinson was woken up and arrested.

Robinson received an enhanced sentence because of a St. Clair County state court conviction for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in 1991, federal court convictions for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base and Distribution of Cocaine Base in 1992, and federal court convictions for Distribution of Cocaine Base and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base in 2002.

The case was investigated by the East St. Louis Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Hoell.

Firearms Offenses
Updated June 1, 2018