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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Sayler A. Fleming
, United States Attorney

St. Louis Man Convicted by Federal Jury for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

ST. LOUIS –On November 2, 2021, a jury convicted Robert Harrison, 41, of St. Louis of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm after a two-day trial. Sentencing is set for February 9, 2022 in front of United States District Judge John A. Ross.

On January 8, 2020, Harrison crashed his vehicle into a retaining wall in front of a residence in the City of St. Louis. When officers responded, Harrison tossed a firearm from his waist band and attempted to kick it under the front of his vehicle without officers noticing. Harrison was previously convicted of a felony and prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorneys Kourtney M. Bell and Rodney H. Holmes prosecuted the case.

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