(KMOV.COM) -- A Belleville man was sentenced in federal court on January 13th on charges of possession of body armor and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Dontae Ramon Reid, 27, was sentenced to 108 months in prison and three years of supervised release following his prison time. He has also been ordered to pay a $400 fine and a $200 special assessment. Reid plead guilty to these charges on March 11th and October 12th in 2011.
The Working Against Violent Elements Task Force were on patrol in East St.Louis on March 18, 2010 when they first caught Reid. The task force had received information about drug sales and weapons being fired near a home in East St. Louis, Illinois.
When police arrived on the scene, they noticed four people standing around a white parked car with one person inside. When an officer got out of his car, the people ran. One person, later identified as Reid, took off a piece of clothing and dropped it on the ground. Officers caught Reid and later identified the piece of clothing as a bullet proof vest.
Additionally, East St. Louis Police received a 911 call of a home invasion at 4816 State Street on October 27, 2010. Witnesses provided information that Reid and another male went into their home holding hand guns and threatened a juvenile male.The witnesses also described Reid and the gun he was carrying.
When police searched the area they found Reid and another man near the home. They also found the firearm near the area where Reid was found. The gun matched the description given by witnesses.