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Appleton Man Indicted for Impersonating a Deputy US Marshal and Possessing a Firearm as a Convicted Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on August 27, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Adam K. Fevold (age: 31) of Appleton, Wisconsin.

Fevold faces charges alleging he impersonated a Deputy US Marshal and was a felon in possession of a firearm, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 912 and 922(g)(1). He faces maximum penalties of three and ten years’ imprisonment, respectively, fines of $250,000, and three years of supervised release.

According to the indictment, Fevold pretended to be a Deputy US Marshal in order to be excused from work at his private employer. The indictment further alleges that Fevold falsely represented to the company that he possessed and was authorized to use U.S. Marshal-issued credentials and equipment, including a badge, handcuffs, a heat-seeking drone, and bulletproof glass and emergency lights on his vehicle. The indictment also alleges that during the same time period, Fevold was a convicted felon unlawfully possessing a Romanian-made 7.62-millimeter semi-automatic rifle.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Timothy W. Funnell.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.     

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Updated August 28, 2019