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East St. Louis Man Sentenced for Two Federal Firearm Offenses

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


D’Shawn Turner, 32, of East St. Louis, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment on federal firearm charges, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

On December 21, 2016, Turner pled guilty to two criminal counts, namely being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Turner was sentenced to 60 months on each count to run concurrently. At his change of plea hearing in December, Turner admitted that he had possessed two firearms in Centreville, Illinois on March 19, 2016. Turner also admitted that he had a prior felony conviction, and that one of the firearms he possessed had an obliterated serial number. Turner has been continuously confined on the federal charges since his arrest on June 15, 2016.

The investigation which resulted in Turner’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Centreville Illinois Police Department and by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms (BATF). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated April 7, 2017

Firearms Offenses