URBANA, Ill. –Jeremiah Hill, 32, of the 14100 block of East Central, Pembroke Township, in rural Kankakee County, Ill., was sentenced today to 120 months (10 years) in federal prison for possession of firearms by a felon.
On March 25, 2021, Hill entered a plea of guilty to the indictment. The indictment charged Hill with five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon between March 24, 2019, and July 1, 2019. Hill has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals since his arrest on July 17, 2019. According to court documents, Hill sold a total of eleven firearms to an undercover agent.
Hill will be required to complete three years of supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons.
The charges were investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Kankakee Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elly M. Peirson represented the government in the prosecution.