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Williamson County Man Lands 5-Year Prison Sentence for Federal Firearm Violation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


Bobby A. Commons, a/k/a "Blood," 44, of Herrin, Illinois, was sentenced this week to a 60-month term in federal prison for a firearm offense, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Commons previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment charging unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that, on November 22, 2017, Commons threatened another person using a stolen rifle and discharged three rounds while inside his Herrin residence. Because he has a prior felony conviction, federal law prohibits Commons from possessing firearms.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group, the Herrin Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Williamson County States Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Updated August 24, 2018

Firearms Offenses