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Blair pleads guilty to stolen car possession

By Leah Williams and Charles Guffey


A Missouri man accused of armed violence in Fayette County Court after a 2020 traffic stop has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, a Class 2 felony.

Tion Blair, 30, of Florissant, MO, appeared in court on Tuesday, Jan. 24, where he entered a negotiated plea. As part of the plea agreement, two counts of Class X felony armed violence and a speeding violation while driving in a construction zone were dismissed.

Blair was placed on probation for 30 months and ordered to pay fines and fees. He was also ordered to complete 30 hours of community service, is subject to random testing and must forfeit all firearms and ammunition. He was credited for time served in the Fayette County Jail.

According to archives, Blair was stopped by police after an officer clocked him traveling 74 miles per hour in a construction zone between the two Interstate 70 Vandalia exits. After a search of the vehicle, officers found a Glock 19 handgun, an AR 15 and 959 rounds of ammunition. Police also discovered that the truck Blair was driving had been reported stolen.