St. Louis man pleads guilty and is sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm

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ST. LOUIS – United States District Court Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. accepted a plea of guilty from Edward Wingo, Jr., on today’s date, for the crime of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Immediately after the guilty plea, Wingo, a 46-year-old St. Louis resident, was sentenced to a 37-month term of imprisonment.

On August 19, 2019, a St. Louis County police officer drove by a residence in the 4300 block of Melba.  The officer spotted Wingo in a parked truck in the driveway of the residence.  The officer was aware that Wingo was wanted for an unrelated criminal incident.  The officer requested the assistance of the St. Louis County Police Department’s Special Response Unit’s fugitive apprehension team.  Wingo was arrested for the unrelated criminal incident.  As a result of the arrest, officers seized a .380 caliber, semi-automatic pistol located inside Wingo’s truck.

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Prior to August 19, 2019, Wingo was convicted of one or more crimes punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year under the laws of the State of Illinois.    

The St. Louis County Police Department investigated the above firearm case. Assistant United States Attorney Jillian Anderson is handling this matter.


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