Federal court briefs 9/23/06

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants who appeared in federal court Thursday before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel:

PLEADED GUILTY

Name: Billie Bob Todd Jr.

Age: 27

Residence: Sikeston, Mo.

Charge: Convicted felon in possession of firearms.

Sentence range: Up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Details: Officers were called to Todd's house Nov. 23 and seized a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle. Sentencing was set for Dec. 18.

Name: Rozell Edwards

Age: 45

Residence: Tamms, Ill.

Charge: Convicted felon in possession of firearms.

Sentence range: Up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Details: Edwards was stopped for a traffic violation Oct. 28 in Cape Girardeau. He was arrested and when his vehicle was searched, officers found a .357-caliber pistol under the driver's seat and a 12-gauge shotgun in the trunk. Sentencing was set for Dec. 18.

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