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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Madison Man Charged with Gun Crimes

MADISON, WIS. – A Madison, Wisconsin man is charged with gun crimes in an indictment returned on August 11, 2021 by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison.  The charges are announced by Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

The indictment charges Randy X. Bond, 36, with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The indictment alleges that between April 10 and April 26, 2021, Bond possessed a Glock 43 caliber pistol.  The second count of the indictment charges him with unlawfully possessing the firearm knowing that he was subject to a court order restraining him from harassing, stalking, and threatening an intimate partner. 

The indictment was unsealed following Bond’s arrest by FBI agents on Friday, August 13 in Memphis, Tennessee.  He made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee yesterday and a detention hearing will be held on August 19.  A date has not been set for his initial appearance in Wisconsin.

If convicted, Bond faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each charge.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Madison Police Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger is handling the prosecution.  Kevin Whitmore, an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, handled the initial appearance in Memphis.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated August 17, 2021