Judge sentences St. Louis man for being felon in possession of a firearm

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ST. LOUIS – Arlando Hill of St. Louis, Missouri, appeared before United States District Court Judge John A. Ross on yesterday’s date.  Based on a previous plea of guilty, Hill was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  

According to the plea agreement, on February 23, 2020, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to a location in the 5900 block of Ridge Ave., within the Eastern District of Missouri for a shooting.  Officers conducting the investigation learned that Hill pointed a rifle at a woman and her children after a dispute over Hill smoking marijuana near the children. Fortunately, the victim and her children escaped the encounter without injury.  Hill was subsequently entered as wanted for assault by police.

On May 14, 2020, a security guard at a hotel located in the 5700 block of Natural Bridge called 911 after Hill refused to leave the property.  The security guard observed what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun on the front seat of Hill’s vehicle.  The guard told Hill to stop and wait as the police were enroute. 

While interacting with Hill, the officers learned that Hill was “wanted” for the incident occurring on February 23, 2020. The officers also observed a Kimber .270 Winchester caliber rifle on the driver’s seat of Hill’s vehicle. The rifle appeared to have had the stock and barrel sawed off. The officers placed him under arrest and seized the rifle.  Hill is prohibited from possession of any firearm due to previously being convicted of a felony. 

This case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.