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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ladysmith Man Sentenced for Possessing Firearm Stolen from Police Department

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Darren J. Bishop, 24, Ladysmith, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 42 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm while a felon.  Bishop pleaded guilty to this charge on April 9, 2015.

Bishop obtained the firearm, a .22 caliber revolver, during a November 22, 2014 burglary of the Elk Mound, Wis. Police Department.  Bishop admitted that he stole the firearm to trade it for methamphetamine.

Judge Crabb also directed Bishop to pay $10,206.84 to the Village of Elk Mound for damage Bishop caused during the burglary. 

The charge against Bishop was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dunn County Sheriff's Department in cooperation with the Elk Mound Police Department.  Prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O'Shea.

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