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Anderson Felon Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Detreck Wilson, 50, of Anderson, Indiana, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, on September 13, 2021, law enforcement officers learned that the Anderson City Court had issued a warrant for Wilson’s arrest for failure to appear. On September 14, 2021, law enforcement officers located Wilson at the Anderson Inn. Officers were aware that Wilson was a previously convicted felon. Officers were advised that Wilson was in the room and that he had a firearm. Officers accessed Wilson’s room with a key provided by the hotel and found him lying in bed with a semi-automatic handgun within his reach on an adjacent nightstand.

Wilson admitted to officers that he had two prior felony convictions and possessed the handgun found on the nightstand. Wilson was previously convicted of strangulation and non-support of a dependent, in Madison County, Indiana. Wilson is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms due to these felony convictions.

Zachary A. Myers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and Herbert J. Stapleton, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office, made the announcement.

FBI investigated the case and the Anderson Police Department provided valuable assistance. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson. As part of the sentence, Judge Magnus-Stinson ordered that Wilson be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for two years following his release from federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Jayson W. McGrath who prosecuted this case.

Updated November 18, 2022

Firearms Offenses