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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mount Horeb Man Sentenced For Gun Crime

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Stewart J. Hollfelder, 26, Mount Horeb, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 60 months in federal prison, followed by a two-year term of supervised release, for possessing a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  Hollfelder pleaded guilty to this charge on July 15, 2014.

 On September 20, 2013, law enforcement officers wanted to question Hollfelder about a burglary that occurred in August 2013.  They received a tip that he was living and selling marijuana at a motel in Mount Horeb, and that he was in possession of a handgun. 

Officers executed a search warrant at Hollfelder’s motel room, where they found approximately 124 grams of marijuana, drug packaging material, $1,335 in U.S. currency, multiple cellular phones, a scale, and a Ruger 9mm handgun concealed behind the ceiling tile near the bathroom of the motel room. 

Hollfelder was previously convicted on August 28, 2007, in Dane County Circuit Court for aggravated battery and therefore, as a convicted felon, he was also prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. 

The charge against Hollfelder was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz. 

Updated July 14, 2015