Convicted felon could face 10 years in prison on firearm possession charge

Updated: May. 14, 2018 at 11:06 AM CDT
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ILLINOIS (KFVS) - The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced Monday, May 14 that Aaron L. Butler was charged by indictment with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Boyce said the indictment says the offense happened on March 13 in Perry County.

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On May 9, 2018, Butler appeared in federal court. Then on May 14, he was ordered to be held without bond pending a trial by jury.

That is currently scheduled for July 9, 2018.

If convicted of the firearm violation, Butler faces a term of imprisonment of up to 10 years.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Perry County Sheriff's Office.

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