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Williamson County Deputies secure handgun connected to multiple crimes

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The weapon was found in Marion as a man was served outstanding warrants

Williamson County authorities say they've recovered a gun connected to crimes in multiple cities in the Midwest.

Sheriff Jeff Diederich's Office says the stolen handgun turned up as deputies served warrants on Brandon Tennyson at his home in Marion.

Deputies say Tennyson refused to come out of his house, and as they pulled him out, he dropped a handgun. Tennyson is a convicted felon, and cannot possess a firearm.

The handgun was associated with two ongoing cases in Chicago, one in St. Louis, and one in Kansas City. It was reported stolen from Louisville, Kentucky.

Tennyson was taken to the Williamson County Jail on a possession of firearms charge as well as obstructing a peace officer. The Sheriff's Office says more charges could be added as the investigation continues.

Former WSIU Associate Director of News and Public Affairs Jennifer Fuller joined Capitol News Illinois in July 2023 as the organization’s broadcast director.

Contact Jennifer Fuller at jfuller@capitolnewsillinois.com
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