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Tamms, IL man sentenced on gun charge

A Tamms, Illinois man has been sentenced for possessing a gun as a felon.

A state's attorney says Keithy D. Carter “Darnell K. Carter,” 21, of Tamms, Illinois was sentenced for a federal firearm violation.

That is according to United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton.

Carter, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count indictment, charging unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, was sentenced to 70 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years' supervised release, and fined $200.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that on January 14, Carter possessed a Hi-Point, model C9 -9 mm Luger semiautomatic pistol in Tamms.

The gun had been used the day before by another individual to commit a homicide in Jackson County. 

Because Carter had previously been convicted of a felony, he is prohibited from having guns.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Carbondale Police Department and Jackson County State's Attorney's Office also assisted in the investigation

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