An Alton man has been sentenced to five years in jail following a gun incident in the city earlier this year. 23 year old Torvon Lucas of the 1800 block of Oakwood Avenue pleaded guilty to aggravated unlawful used of a weapon by a felon after he fired shots in the 600 block of East 8th Street.

Lucas is accused of fire shotings on September 18, and then fled from police when they arrived on the scene. Authorities reported finding a handgun along the path as they pursued Lucas, who was eventually arrested and charged. Prosecutors cut a deal with Lucas, and dropped charges and agreed not to turn over the case to federal authorities in exchange for the guilty plea. Lucas will have to serve at least half of his term.