Madison Resident Pleads Guilty To Firearm Offenses
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on December 15, 2014, Monte D. Perry, 26, of Madison, IL, pled guilty to a two-count Indictment charging him with Illegal Transfer of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon. On both counts, Perry faces a federal prison term of not more than ten years, a fine up to $250,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than three years. Perry’s sentencing is scheduled for April 13, 2015, in East St. Louis, Illinois. Perry has been detained since his arraignment on the Indictment on September 26, 2014.
The charges arose from a controlled buy of a sawed-off shotgun from Perry, who had been convicted of a felony offense in Madison County in 2009. The controlled buy was videotaped. During the buy, Perry is heard discussing the characteristics of the gun, clearly indicating that he knew that the shotgun had been sawed-off. After being paid for the sawed-off shotgun, Perry wiped his prints from it before placing it in the backseat of the confidential source’s vehicle.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.