A Carbondale man was sentenced Monday to time in state prison after being found with a handgun in October.
According to a news release from Jackson County State’s Attorney Mike Carr, Nanshon G. Gibbs, 24, was sentenced for being a felon in possession of a handgun. The news release said Gibbs was in the passenger seat of a vehicle that was pulled over Oct. 4 in Carbondale for expired registration.
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The release said when asked, Gibbs gave several fake names to officers before giving his real name. The release said officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle and performed a search of the car, where they found a 9 mm pistol in the glove compartment. Gibbs admitted that it was his, telling officers he found it near a dumpster.
Gibbs pleaded guilty Monday to the charge of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and was sentenced to two years in the IDOC to be followed by one year of mandatory supervised release.
— The Southern