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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 9, 2015

Madison Man Sentenced For Gun Possession

Dexter L. McClendon, 26, of Madison, IL, was sentenced Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to 6 months in prison, followed by 12 months of home confinement on one count of Possession of a Weapon by a Prohibited Person, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

McClendon had previously been convicted of a misdemeanor Domestic Battery offense, which prohibited him from possessing any firearms or ammunition. On July 28, 2014, he had been in possession of a 7.62 caliber rifle.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Reppert.

Updated March 9, 2015