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

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Madison Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Unlawful Gun Possession

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Jeremy D. Mosby, 28, of Madison, Illinois, has been sentenced to 63 months 
for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Mosby pleaded guilty to the charge in 
March.
On Feb. 16, 2020, Mosby drove a rental car to the BP Crown Food Mart in East St. Louis. According 
to court documents, Mosby was caught on surveillance video standing outside talking to another man 
identified as J.H. Mosby had a gun tucked into his waistband. Both men got into the car and 
continued their conversation. A struggle ensued, and Mosby got out and fired his gun into the car. 
J.H. fled the parking lot in Mosby’s rental car.

East St. Louis police officers stationed nearby heard the gunshots and responded to the scene. 
Mosby matched the description of the shooter and was walking across the parking lot talking on his 
cell phone when officers arrived. A 9mm semi-automatic handgun was found nearby under a bush. 
Officers also recovered 13 spent 9mm shell casings from the scene. One of the shots fired by Mosby 
hit the East St. Louis City Hall vestibule.

When he was arrested, Mosby was found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and
$5,500 in cash. Mosby later admitted to police that he was the shooter but claimed he was being 
robbed and only fired in self-defense. Court records show Mosby has a 2014 felony conviction for 
unlawful possession of a firearm in St. Clair County circuit court.

In addition to his prison term, Mosby was ordered to serve 3 years on supervised release and pay a
$100 fine.

The  case  was  investigated  by  the  East  St.  Louis  Police  Department  and  the  Bureau  of  
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ali Burns prosecuted the case.

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.
 

Updated July 20, 2021