For Immediate Release
La Crosse Man Charged with Gun Crime
MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that a federal grand jury, sitting in Madison, returned an indictment yesterday charging Martin W. Curlee, Jr., 38, La Crosse, Wisconsin, with a gun crime.
The indictment alleges that Curlee was a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. It alleges that he possessed a loaded 9mm handgun and 9mm ammunition on October 8, 2019.
If convicted, Curlee faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the La Crosse 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.