Williamson County man faces federal gun charge

A Herrin man was indicted on a federal firearm charge Tuesday, according to Active U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois James Porter.

Porter says 36-year-old Russell Morris was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, which he is alleged to have committed on Jan. 29 in Williamson County. 

The charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. 

Morris is scheduled to make his first court appearance about the charge on Thursday. 

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