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Creal Springs, IL man sentenced on federal gun charges

CREAL SPRINGS, IL (KFVS) -

A Williamson County, Illinois man was sentenced on Tuesday, Nov. 4 on federal gun charges, according to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen R. Wigginton.

Robert Ira Longworth, 28, of Creal Springs, was ordered to serve more than four years in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. The court also ordered Longworth to pay $500 in fines and $400 in special assessments.

Longworth had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of illegal transfers of a gun, a silencer, a short barreled rifle and a short barreled shotgun, respectively, and one count of illegal possession of a short barreled rifle.

Longworth had been held without bail since his arrest in April of this year.

He was ordered to remain in jail pending his transfer to the federal Bureau of Prisons.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with the help of the Illinois State Police, the Williamson County Sheriff's Department, the Creal Springs Police Department, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the Vienna Police Department, the Williamson County State's Attorney and the Johnson County State's Attorney.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Liam Coonan.

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