MURPHYSBORO MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON ON GUN CHARGES
On April 16, 2018, Demetrius T. Flowers, age 23, of Murphysboro, Illinois entered a
plea of guilty in Saline County, Illinois Circuit Court to a Class 3 felony charge of Unlawful
Possession of Weapon by a Felon. Judge Walden E. Morris sentenced Flowers to 10 years in
the Illinois Department of Corrections, with 1 year mandatory supervised release. The 10
year sentence imposed by Judge Morris is the maximum term of imprisonment authorized
under Illinois law for the offense.
On December 8, 2017, the Saline County State’s Attorney’s Office filed charges against
Flowers arising out of an incident in which Flowers, a convicted felon, was caught in
possession of a pistol while on the premises of the Saline County Housing Authority in
Harrisburg. Flowers had been previously convicted of a Class 4 felony offense of Driving
While Driver’s License is Revoked in 2015. The investigation of Flowers’ case was led by the
Harrisburg Police Department. State’s Attorney, Jayson Clark, led the successful prosecution of Mr. Flowers.