John T. Kissee, 30 of Grayville entered guilty pleas October 18 to felony charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. In return for pleading guilty in Edwards County Circuit Court, Kissee was sentenced to concurrent seven year prison sentences followed by one year of parole. A charge of possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Edwards County State's Attorney Eric St. Ledger stated that Kissee received a recommendation to be considered for the Illinois Department of Corrections Impact Incarceration Program, also known as “Boot Camp”.
In addition to the prison sentence, Edwards County Resident Judge Michael Valentine assessed fines, fees and court costs amounting to $2,845 which included a $1,500 drug treatment assessment. Judge Valentine gave Kissee credit for 49 days he has spent in a local lockup awaiting disposition of his case.