An Illinois man was sentenced to probation following an April arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm.
According to court documents, 38-year-old Jason Eugene Sheeder of Orangeville, Illinois, had a five-year prison sentence suspended and was sentenced to two years probation. He was also ordered to pay about $6,293 in fines and court costs. According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Sheeder was arrested on April 21st after law enforcement came in contact with him north of Dexter. He was reportedly acting suspiciously and carrying a rifle. He was then arrested for felon in possession of a firearm, a class D felony. Sheeder was initially found guilty of third-degree burglary in 2003 and forgery in 2009, both class D felonies, which resulted in his felon status.