Washington Park Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Offense
On July 31, 2013, Terrell A. Rey, a twenty-eight year old Washington Park, IL, man pled guilty in United States Federal District Court, in East St. Louis, IL, to 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. Rey is scheduled for sentencing on November 8, 2013, at which time he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, not more than 3 years supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100. Rey also agreed to forfeit the firearm.
Facts brought out in open court were that on October 28, 2012, police officers responded to Rey’s home regarding a reported incident. The officers announced themselves and encountered Rey just inside the front door of residence, at which point they observed a firearm in his back pants pocket. Rey was taken into police custody, interviewed and read his Miranda rights. He admitted to possessing a firearm, knowing he was a previously convicted felon.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Washington Park Police Department, and is assigned to Special Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong.