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

Monday, July 29, 2013

St. Louis Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

Johnny R. Wilbourn, a twenty-eight year old St. Louis, MO, man was sentenced in federal court on July 29, 2013, to four years in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Wilbourn was also sentenced to three years supervised release after his prison term, a $100 special assessment, and a $300 fine. Court proceedings revealed that on February, 13, 2013, a law enforcement official checking fares aboard a Metrolink train discovered Wilbourn without a ticket. A background check revealed two active warrants for Wilbourn. He was arrested and a loaded firearm was recovered from inside his coat.

Prior to February 13, 2013, Wilbourn had been convicted of a crime that was punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than one year.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. Special Assistant United States Attorney Stuart J. Zander prosecuted the case.

Updated February 19, 2015