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Madison County Man Sentenced to 72 Months for Illegal Gun Possession

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

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A Madison County man has been sentenced for unlawful gun possession by a 
felon.  Derrick  D.  Ingram,  48,  has  been  sentenced  to  72  months in  federal  prison  on  
one  count  of felon in possession of a firearm.   The sentencing hearing was conducted on 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois.
According  to  court  documents  and  statements  made  in  Court,  the  crime  occurred  on  
October  15, 2020, when  Ingram  fled  from Granite City Police during a  traffic stop.  Ingram was 
 armed  with  a firearm while he ran from police and continued to grab for the gun during his 
arrest. He was also found   in   possession   of   methamphetamine   and   cocaine.   Ingram   had  
 numerous   prior   felony convictions including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Attempted 
Aggravated Kidnapping.

As part of his sentence, Ingram was ordered to serve a 3-year term of supervised release.

This  case  was  brought  as  part  of  Project  Safe  Neighborhoods  (PSN),  the  centerpiece  of  
the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program 
proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders 
work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop 
comprehensive solutions  to  address  them.  As  part  of  this  strategy,  PSN  focuses  
enforcement  efforts  on  the  most violent  offenders  and  partners  with  locally  based  
prevention  and  reentry  programs  for  lasting reductions in crime.

The investigation was conducted by the Granite City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alexandria Burns.

Updated December 9, 2021

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