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

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jackson County Man Charged With Federal Firearm Violation


On December 5, 2017, Anthony I. Hunter, a/k/a "Shug," 29, of Murphysboro, was charged by one-count indictment with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald S. Boyce announced today. The indictment alleges that the offense occurred on October 4, 2017, in Jackson County. Hunter made his initial appearance in federal court on January 24, 2018. He is currently being held without bond pending a January 26, 2018, bond hearing.

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 firearm offense carries a maximum penalty of up to ten years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Jackson County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Firearms Offenses
Updated January 29, 2018