ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Court Judge Henry E. Autrey held a joint plea and sentencing hearing today for Damond Jackson. The 22-year-old defendant, a resident of St. Louis, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 60 months.
According to the plea agreement, on February 3, 2019, officers from the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a vehicular crash at the Exit Ramp of 6299 off Interstate 255. Officers discovered a 1998 Ford Escort that went off the road and into the grass embankment. The driver of the car, defendant Jackson, told officers on scene that his brakes went out and caused him to go off the road. Jackson also told officers he was the only one in the car. Inside of the vehicle, officers located a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol, with an extended magazine containing approximately 30 rounds of ammunition. While conducting a pat-down of Jackson, officers found an empty, black, mesh firearm holster. The investigation revealed that the firearm was stolen. Defendant Jackson is a prior convicted felon. According to the plea, Jackson admits knowing possession of the firearm.
The St. Louis County Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Ed Dowd prosecuted the case for the United States Attorney’s Office.