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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 4, 2016
John W. Vaudreuil
, United States Attorney
Contact: David J. Reinhard

Hudson Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Randall Jennings, 48, Hudson, Wis., pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court in Madison to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Jennings was arrested on August 22, 2015 in Hudson, after police received a report of Jennings pointing a firearm at another individual.  Jennings left the scene of the incident and was stopped in a vehicle a short distance away.  Hudson police officers found the gun, a Ruger .22 caliber handgun, which had been thrown from the vehicle just before it was stopped by police.

U.S. District Judge James Peterson scheduled sentencing for May 19, 2016. Jennings faces a mandatory minimum 15 year prison term as an armed career criminal due to multiple prior felony convictions.

The charge against Jennings was the result of an investigation conducted by the Hudson Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.


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