Herrin, IL man found guilty of unlawful use of weapon by felon

Herrin, IL man found guilty of unlawful use of weapon by felon
A Herrin, Ill. man was found guilty of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and cannabis possession. (Source: Gray News)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Williamson County jury found a Herrin man guilty on February 21.

Dimitri R. Johnson, 23, was found guilty of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, a class 2 felony, and unlawful possession of cannabis - more than 100 grams but less than 500 grams, a class 4 felony.

On December 20, 2017, Johnson was arrested after a traffic stop on a vehicle where he was the passenger. Police found a large bag of cannabis in the vehicle, along with a loaded handgun in Johnson’s possession.

Police say they later found more cannabis at Johnson’s home.

Johnson has multiple prior felony convictions, including convictions for theft, burglary and aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer.

His trial lasted three days. The jury deliberated about 15 minutes before returning their verdict.

Johnson was represented by the Williamson County public defender. He was taken into custody by the sheriff’s office following the guilty verdict and will be sentenced at a later date.

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