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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Western District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

January 12, 2011

John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney

Contact: Meredith Duchemin
(608) 264-5158

Michigan Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearm

Madison, Wis. — John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Demond L. Wilson, 33, of Flint, Mich., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to seven years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Wilson pleaded guilty to both charges on November 3, 2010.

Police officers in Superior, Wis. arrested Wilson following his involvement in an armed assault on January 13, 2010. The handgun used in the assault, along with four other firearms, were recovered the same day from a residence and vehicle associated with Wilson. The other firearms included another handgun, two shotguns, and a rifle. When pronouncing sentence, Judge Crabb noted Wilson’s extensive criminal history, which began at the age of fifteen, his association with narcotics traffickers, and his large number of pending cases. Wilson has fifteen criminal cases still pending in five states.

The charges against Wilson were the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Superior Police Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith Duchemin.