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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Effingham Man Indicted On Gun Related Charges

Ivan Joe Golladay, 33, of Effingham, IL, was indicted on April 2, 2013, on gun related charges in an Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Golladay was indicted on two charges. Count 1 charges that on November 9, 2012, in Effingham County, Golladay was a convicted felon in possession of a .22 caliber revolver. Count 2 charges that on November 13, 2012, in Effingham County, Golladay was a convicted felon in possession of a 12 gauge shotgun.

With respect to each Count, Golladay faces up to 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and no more than 3 years supervised release to follow his incarceration.

An Indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Effingham Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated February 19, 2015