Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Lavon C. Lashley, 36, from St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced on January 15, 2013, in District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced.
Lashley was sentenced to 87 months in prison, three years of supervised release, fined $375, and ordered to pay $100 special assessment. Lashley, who previously pled guilty, admitted that a firearm recovered on him during a pat-down search stemming from an incident on a Metro Link passenger train leading to his arrest belonged to him. He forfeited the firearm. Lashley admitted that he had possessed a gun, knowing that he was a convicted felon and that it was illegal for him to have a gun.
Prior to June 5, 2012, Lashley had been convicted of a crime that was punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than one year.
The investigation was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew H. Brooks.