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Carbondale man found guilty of felony weapons charge

  • Terrill A. Walker

    Terrill A. Walker

Carbondale Times
updated: 4/11/2018 1:23 PM

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.

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