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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Felon Sentenced to 92 Months for Unlawfully Possessing Firearms

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Brian Louis, 55, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 92 months in federal prison, for possessing firearms as a convicted felon.  Louis pleaded guilty to this charge on August 20, 2018.  His prison term will be followed by a three-year period of supervised release.

On April 3, 2018, Louis was arrested by the Stevens Point Police Department while he was in possession of two firearms that he had stolen.  The firearms were a .22 magnum rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun. 

Louis has an extensive criminal history, including two felony drug convictions.

This case has been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime.  The PSN approach involves collaboration by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent and deter gun violence. 

The charge against Louis was the result of an investigation conducted by the Stevens Point Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow. 

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated November 20, 2018