A traffic stop by local law enforcement in Price county in January 2017 has resulted in a long prison sentence in federal prison for an Illinois man.
52 year old Raymond Jackson of Chicago was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Madison to 30 months in federal prison for possessing two firearms and ammunition as a felon.
Price County law enforcement recovered two firearms and ammunition from Jackson’s vehicle during a traffic stop for operating while intoxicated.
Jackson initially was charged in state court, but he fled and failed to appear for court. He was subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury and arrested by law enforcement in Chicago in September 2018.
In selecting a 30-month sentence, Judge James D. Peterson noted Jackson’s lengthy criminal history, including prior convictions for burglary, robbery, possession of a controlled substance, theft, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, criminal damage to property, and domestic battery.
Judge Peterson also noted that one of the firearms Jackson possessed had an obliterated serial number.