Cahokia man faces 10 years, $250K fine for firearm

News-DemocratJuly 30, 2013 

A Cahokia man on Monday pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Renaldo D. Gordon, 30, admitted to the crime in U.S. Federal District Court in East St. Louis. He is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 1, according to Stephen Wigginton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Gordon faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Once he completes his prison sentence, he will be required to serve three years of supervised release.

On Sept. 7, Gordon was arrested after reports of shots fired in Centreville. Officers saw Gordon and two other men in the area where shots had been fired and Gordon fit the description of the suspect. Officers noted a firearm on Gordon's hip and while he denied firing the shots, he admitted the gun was his.

Gordon previously was convicted of a weapons charge in St. Clair County and, due to that conviction, is not legally permitted to possess a firearm.

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