PONTOON BEACH - A Pontoon Beach man - Marc Biggs - has been sentenced for felon in possession of a firearm offense.

Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on January 12, 2018, Biggs, 34, was sentenced for felon in possession of a firearm. The Honorable Nancy J. Rosenstengel sentenced Biggs to 30 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Biggs also agreed to forfeit the illegal firearm that he possessed.

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Court proceedings revealed that officers with the Madison Police Department responded to an apartment building in reference to a call about removing squatters from an apartment. During a search of the apartment officers found Biggs, a previously convicted felon, hiding in a bedroom. Officers also discovered a rifle in the same bedroom.

The case was investigated by the Madison Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Hoell.

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