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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 25, 2023
Timothy M. O’Shea
, United States Attorney

Fitchburg Man Charged With Illegally Possessing Firearms & Ammunition

MADISON, WIS. – A Fitchburg, Wisconsin man is charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition in a one-count indictment returned on May 17, 2023, by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin. The indictment is announced by Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

The indictment charges Calvin M. Henderson, Sr., 45, with possessing three handguns and ammunition on January 26, 2023, knowing that he previously had been convicted of a felony.

Henderson was arrested on Monday, May 22, in Madison by Fitchburg police officers and the U.S. Marshals Service. He made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison that day and remains in federal custody. His trial has been scheduled for August 21, 2023.

If convicted, Henderson faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Fitchburg Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Stephan is handling the prosecution.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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