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

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sparta Felon Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing A Firearm

Paige R. Davis, from Sparta, Illinois, pled guilty in federal district court today to being a felon in possession of a firearm, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Davis is scheduled for sentencing on July 12, 2013. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years supervised release, $100 special assessment fee, and restitution to the victim.

Court documents indicate that in October 2012, Davis knowingly possessed a firearm after he had been convicted of Home Invasion, Aggravated Robbery, and Unlawful Restraint, on or about May 20, 2005, in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, in Randolph County, Illinois.

The case was investigated by the cooperative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Sparta Police Department. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Monica A. Stump.

Updated February 19, 2015