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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Central District of Illinois

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 6, 2019
John C. Milhiser
, United States Attorney
Contact: Sharon Paul

Rock Island Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid today sentenced a Rock Island, Ill., man, Justin Michael Kellett, 36, to 15 years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon. Kellett was ordered to remain on supervised release for five years following his release from prison. Kellett has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest in April 2019.

On July 21, 2019, Kellett, of Rock Island, Ill., plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The case was investigated by the Rock Island Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney John K. Mehochko prosecuted the case in cooperation with the Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office.  


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