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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Scott C. Blader
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Assigned to Case

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MADISON, WIS. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted, the sentencing of a defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Fitchburg Man Charged with Bank Robbery

Quincy Dixon, 24, Fitchburg, Wis., is charged with bank robbery. The indictment alleges that he robbed the BMO Harris Bank in Fitchburg on December 4, 2017.

If convicted, Dixon faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Fitchburg and Madison Police Departments, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson.

Madison Man Charged with Gun Crimes

Dominique Gaunichaux, 20, Madison, Wis., is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, and with possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. The indictment alleges that on November 8, 2017, he possessed a 9mm handgun with an obliterated serial number.

If convicted, Gaunichaux faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the felon in possession charge, and a maximum of five years on the possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number charge. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

United States Attorney Scott C. Blader

Western District of Wisconsin and the Madison Police Department. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Stephan.

Baraboo Man Charged with Gun Crime

Jonathon Popple, 33, Baraboo, Wis., is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The indictment alleges that he possessed a short-barreled shotgun and shotgun shells on October 31, 2017.

If convicted, Popple faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita Rumbelow.

Madison Man Faces Additional Gun Charges

Keith Harris, 24, Madison, Wis., is charged in a three-count superseding indictment with receiving ammunition and receiving a firearm while under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for one year or more, and with possessing a stolen firearm. The indictment alleges that he received the ammunition on October 20, 2017, received the firearm between October 20 and 30, 2017, and possessed the stolen firearm on October 30, 2017.

Harris was charged in an indictment returned by the grand jury on November 16, 2017, with receiving ammunition while under indictment for a felony. Today’s indictment adds the two additional charges.

If convicted, Harris faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on the charge of receiving ammunition and receiving a firearm, and a maximum penalty of 10 years on the possession of a stolen firearm. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Police Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson.

Three Charged with Illegally Reentering the U.S.

In unrelated cases, three men have been charged with illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported. The indictments allege that:

1. Ascension Pascual-Rodriguez, 41, a citizen of Mexico living in Whitehall, Wis., was found in the United States on December 1, 2017;

2. Luis Alberto Torres-Diaz, 31, a citizen of Honduras living in Janesville, Wis., was found in the United States on December 17, 2017;

3. and Danilo Gamoneda-Paz, 31, a citizen of Honduras living in Madison, Wis., was found in the United States on December 27, 2017.

If convicted, each man faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison. The charges against them are the result of investigations by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The prosecutions of Pascual-Rodriguez and Torres-Diaz are being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner, and the prosecution of Gamoneda-Paz is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita Rumbelow.

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