Carlyle Man Sentenced For Firearm Charge

(SALEM, IL) — A 25-year-old Carlyle man was sentenced Tuesday in Marion County Court to 4-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Adrian Shackleford was originally charged with Class X felony being an armed habitual criminal, Class 3 felony possession of less than 5-grams of methamphetamine, and the Class 3 felon in possession of a firearm charge. In exchange for his guilty plea to the firearm charge, the other two charges were dismissed. The charges stem from his arrest earlier this month during a traffic stop by Central City police. Officers stopped a vehicle at the Citgo station in Central City and ultimately arrested Shackleford after reportedly finding an unloaded gun on the passenger side of the vehicle where he had been sitting. They also reportedly found meth and a meth pipe in his possession. In addition to the 4-year prison sentence, Shackleford will have to serve 1-year mandatory supervised release at the end of his prison term and pay court costs.