Benton, Ill. – A Troy, Illinois man will spend more than two years in prison for illegally
possessing firearm ammunition. Troy A. Schrage, 37, was sentenced today to 30 months in federal
prison for being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition.
The offense occurred in April of 2020, when the United States Marshals Service located Schrage in
Belleville, Illinois, and arrested him for multiple active warrants. The ammunition was
found in Schrage’s possession during the arrest. Federal law prohibits convicted felons
from possessing firearms and firearm ammunition. A federal grand jury indicted Schrage in June of
2020, and a Benton, Illinois, jury convicted Schrage of the offense after a two-day trial in June
As part of his sentence, Schrage was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release after
release from prison.
The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive
Task Force; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and the Cahokia Police
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys John Trippi and Daniel Kapsak.
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