Murphysboro man sentenced to 10 years in prison

JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Murphysboro man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on gun charges on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Demetrius T. Flowers, 23, of Murphysboro, Illinois, entered a guilty plea in Saline County Circuit Court to a Class 3 felony charge of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

He was sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with 1 year of mandatory supervised release.

The 10-year sentence is the maximum term of imprisonment authorized under Illinois law for the offense.

On December 18, 2017, the Saline County State Attorney's Office filed charges against Flowers due to an incident where Flowers, a convicted felon, was caught in possession of a pistol on the premises of the Saline County Housing Authority in Harrisburg.

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