Plea in weapons case brings 3-year prison sentence
URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he had a loaded gun in a vehicle in Urbana last spring has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Christopher J. Wilson, 21, last of the 1600 block of West Bradley Avenue, pleaded guilty last week before Judge Harry Clem to unlawful use of weapons by a felon.
He admitted that on May 9 he had a loaded gun in a backpack in a Jeep that sheriff's deputies had stopped on Lierman Avenue after receiving information that there were people with guns in the area.
Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said she dismissed other charges of armed violence and possession of methamphetamine and cocaine because the state crime lab reported that substances in the vehicle believed to be drugs were found not to be.
Wilson was given credit on his prison sentence of 78 days already served.
Court records show he was on probation for a 2013 robbery conviction at the time of his arrest in May.