EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Chris Jamison, 18, of Centralia, Illinois, entered a plea of guilty to one
count of felon in possession of a firearm in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois, on Tuesday,
December 14, 2021.
According to court documents, Mr. Jamison admitted possessing a Smith and Wesson handgun after
having been previously convicted of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm at an Occupied
Vehicle in Marion County, Illinois, Circuit Court, case number 20-CF-120. Jamison was
on probation for this offense when he was found with another firearm on March 1,
2021. Law enforcement officials utilized DNA testing to establish Jamison’s possession of the
Jamison is scheduled to be sentenced on March 24, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. and faces a maximum penalty of
10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering
the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force that focuses enforcement efforts in
Centralia, Marion County, Illinois. The FBI Safe Streets Task Force consists of members of the
FBI, Centralia Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Illinois State
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Hudson.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Southern District of Illinois