Peoria man receives more than 3 years in prison for possession of a firearm as a felon

Datreon Linwood
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Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 11:54 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 11:55 AM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Datreon Linwood, 25, of the 1400 block of West Covington Court in Peoria, was sentenced Thursday to serve 40 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.

Linwood is also required to serve a three-year term of supervised release following his imprisonment.

According to a Department of Justice release, the government presented evidence that in March 2022 officers conducted a traffic stop of Linwood to investigate a hit-and-run accident that occurred a month prior.

During the traffic stop, officers located a semi-automatic handgun in the front pocket of the hooded sweatshirt Linwood was wearing.

The .40 caliber pistol was loaded with a live round of ammunition in the chamber and was equipped with a high-capacity extended magazine loaded with an additional 28 rounds of live ammunition. The firearm was previously reported as stolen in November 2016.

The statutory penalties for possession of a firearm by a felon at the time of Linwood’s offense were up to 10 years’ imprisonment, up to three years of supervised release, and a possible fine of up to $250,000.