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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 3, 2017

Monroe County Man Sentenced to 100 Months for Possession of Firearm By Felon and Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle

 

Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that Todd O. Sweet, 51, of Monroe County Illinois, was sentenced in federal court today to 100 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment, following his plea of guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon in possession and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

At the time of commission of these crimes, Sweet was living in a tent in heavy woods located in Monroe County, having absconded from supervised release following his conviction in the Eastern District of Missouri for Possession of Body Armor by a Violent Felon. The owner of the land where Sweet kept his tent called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office when he discovered Sweet trespassing on his land. Deputies discovered a GPS device in Sweet’s backpack; the device led deputies to Sweet’s tent location, and inside the tent they found a stolen firearm. Nearby, they also found a truck that had been previously stolen in Missouri.

The case was investigated by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ali Summers and Stephen Clark.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 6, 2017