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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Scott C. Blader
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Assigned to Case

Madison Man Charged with Gun Charges

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that today two residents of Madison, Wisconsin were charged with gun crimes in indictments returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison.  The indictments are not related.

 

The first indictment charges Roland Scott, Jr., 41, with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.  The indictment alleges that on July 15, 2018, Scott possessed a 9mm pistol and ammunition, and a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition. 

 

The second indictment charges Kevin M. Lockhart, 28, with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The indictment alleges that he possessed a 9mm handgun on July 12, 2018. 

 

The charges against Scott and Lockhart are the result of investigations by the Madison Police Department’s Violent Crime Unit, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of Scott is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow, and the prosecution of Lockhart is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Stephan. 

 

These cases were brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.  In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

 

 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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