An East St. Louis man was sentenced to eight years in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
Michael Davis, 32, will also have to pay a $100 special assessment and serve three years of supervised release, according to a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois news release. Davis’ case was tried in the U.S. District Court, so as a federal case, there is no option for parole.
Davis has been in custody since August 2016, after Fairview Heights police arrested him for firing a semiautomatic rifle in the back yard of a residence.
Police arrived after calls of shots fired at a residence in Fairview Heights, then heard a weapon being “racked,” and heard three rapid shots coming from the rear of the residence, according to the news release. They later recovered a video showing Davis firing the rifle that day.