A Carbondale man has been found guilty of a felony firearms charge and will be sentenced later this spring.
In a news release issued last week, Jackson County State's Attorney Mike Carr said a jury had convicted Terrill A. Walker, 40, of unlawful use of weapons by a felon following a three-day jury trial.
Carr said that on March 16, 2017, officers of the Carbondale Police Department set up surveillance video at a Carbondale apartment complex in an attempt to locate Walker, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. As a result of that surveillance, Walker was located and taken into custody.
Officers were contacted later that day by the property manager to advise that during a security walk-through, a handgun and the barrel of a long gun were spotted in plain view. The staff provided the police with photos of the items.
The officers obtained a search warrant to search the apartment based on their knowledge that Walker was a convicted felon at the time and that it is unlawful for a felon to possess a firearm. During the execution of the search warrant, the officers located a handgun, a rifle, a rifle magazine and several live rounds of ammunition.
The charge carries a sentence of two to 10 years in prison. Walker is scheduled to be sentenced May 29. He will remain in custody without bond.