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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Grand Jury Returns Two Indictments

MADISON, WIS. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

TOMAH MAN CHARGED WITH GUN CRIME

            Kurt M. Epps, 52, Tomah, Wis., is charged with being a felon in possession of firearms.  The indictment alleges that in January 2015, he possessed a .221 caliber rifle, a .30-06 caliber rifle, a .270 caliber rifle, a .300 magnum caliber rifle, and a .22 caliber revolver.

            If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department.  The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy O’Shea.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH GUN CRIME

            Darren J. Bishop, 24, Town of Estella, Chippewa County, Wis., is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The indictment alleges that on November 22, 2014, he possessed a .22 caliber revolver.

            If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department and Elk Mound Police Department.  The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy O’Shea.

Updated July 14, 2015