Man Jailed On Weapons Charge

A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to prison on gun charges. The man was identified as 39 year-old Travis J. Taylor.  He was given a three year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections on Thursday. He is currently serving a five year robbery related sentence. He pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon by a felon to unlawful use of a weapon by a felon on Monday. He led police on a high speed chase through Murphysboro in October, two years ago. He was driving a getaway car for a home intruder. Later two guns and a clown mask were found in the vehicle. He admitted that he threw one gun out of the window while fleeing from police.

 

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