In a recent court case, Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison, a resident of Peoria, Illinois, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for the illegal possession of a handgun. Allison, who had a prior felony conviction, was found to be in possession of the firearm during a traffic stop by the Peoria Police Department. After fleeing the scene of the stop, Allison was apprehended a short distance away, and the loaded handgun was discovered in the car. This conviction is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, a program aimed at reducing violent crime and gun violence in communities.
Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison, a 29-year-old man from Peoria, Illinois, was recently sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for the illegal possession of a handgun. Allison, who resides on the 300 block of East Archer Street, was also ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release upon completing his prison term. His case stemmed from an incident where he was found to be in possession of a firearm despite being a convicted felon.
The arrest occurred when Allison was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by the Peoria Police Department for a traffic violation. Allison attempted to flee the scene, but he was apprehended after a short foot chase. During the traffic stop, law enforcement officials discovered multiple firearms in the car, including a loaded handgun that was found directly in front of where Allison had been seated. His fingerprints were subsequently found on the weapon. Allison was indicted and arrested in January 2023, and he pleaded guilty in March of the same year. He has been in the custody of the United States Marshals Service while his case has been pending.
Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison was sentenced to a total of 40 months in federal prison for his illegal possession of a handgun. In addition to the prison term, he is required to serve a three-year term of supervised release after completing his incarceration. The sentencing hearing took place before U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid.
During the hearing, the government provided crucial information about Allison’s case. They revealed that he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by the Peoria Police Department for a traffic violation. Allison attempted to evade capture but was arrested a short distance away after a foot chase with the police. The authorities discovered several firearms in the car, including the loaded handgun that was found directly in front of Allison’s seat.
The case against Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison was investigated by the Peoria Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Springfield Field Office. These law enforcement agencies played a critical role in gathering evidence and building a strong case against Allison. Their collaborative efforts ensured that justice was served and the illegal possession of firearms was addressed.
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a program aimed at reducing violent crime and gun violence in communities through collaboration between different law enforcement agencies and community organizations. The program’s core principles are centered around fostering trust and legitimacy in communities, supporting violence prevention efforts by community-based organizations, setting strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results of these initiatives.
The case of Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison has a direct connection to the objectives of Project Safe Neighborhoods. By prosecuting individuals who unlawfully possess firearms, PSN aims to contribute to safer neighborhoods and a reduction in violent crime. Allison’s sentencing serves as a testament to the program’s effectiveness in addressing these issues.
Law Enforcement Agencies
Peoria Police Department
The Peoria Police Department played a crucial role in the arrest and investigation of Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison. Their efforts in stopping the vehicle and apprehending Allison after a foot chase were instrumental in securing evidence for his illegal possession of a firearm case. The dedication and professionalism of the Peoria Police Department demonstrate their commitment to maintaining law and order in the community.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Springfield Field Office assisted in the investigation of Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison’s case. Their expertise and resources were valuable in gathering evidence and building a strong case against him. The FBI’s involvement showcases their commitment to combating violent crime and ensuring public safety.
United States Marshals Service
Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison was in the custody of the United States Marshals Service throughout the duration of his case. The Marshals Service played a critical role in ensuring Allison’s detention and appearance at court hearings. Their responsibility for the safekeeping of federal prisoners is a vital component of the criminal justice system.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald L. Hanna played an important role in the prosecution of Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison. As a representative of the government, Hanna presented the case against Allison in court. His expertise in federal law and commitment to seeking justice ensured a fair and thorough prosecution.
Jermaine Harry Bernard Allison’s case is part of a larger effort to address firearms-related offenses in Illinois. Other cases related to illegal firearm possession include:
Peoria Man Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Possessing a Handgun Outfitted with a “Glock Switch” Machinegun Conversion Device
Anthony Q. Johnson, a 19-year-old resident of the 1100 block of North Flora Avenue in Peoria, Illinois, was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison for possessing a handgun outfitted with a “Glock Switch” machinegun conversion device. This case underscores law enforcement’s commitment to removing dangerous weapons from the community and holding individuals accountable for their illegal possession.
Springfield, Illinois, Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Possessing a Firearm as a Felon
Parrionte H. Wallace, a 22-year-old Springfield, Illinois resident, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon. This case highlights the grave consequences of individuals with criminal records possessing firearms and the efforts to intervene and prevent the potential for violence.
East Moline, Illinois, Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking and Firearms Charges
Marcus Dixon, a 29-year-old man from East Moline, Illinois, was sentenced to 260 months in prison for drug trafficking and firearms charges. This case serves as a reminder of the coordinated efforts by law enforcement agencies to dismantle criminal networks involved in drug trafficking and the illicit possession of firearms.
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