MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - A La Crosse man gets five years in federal prison on charges related to a weapons arrest in 2019.
The U.S, Attorney's Office in Madison said that Albert Williams, 38, was sentenced January 22 to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
On September 11, 2019, La Crosse Police pulled over a vehicle. When it was searched, a 9mm handgun and ammunition were found by officers. Testing showed Williams' DNA was on the grip of the firearm and on the inside of rubber gloves found with the ammunition.
Based on a 2017 firearms possession conviction and other felony convictions, prosecutors said Williams was prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition.
In the sentencing, the U.S. Attorney's Office said that Judge William M. Conley stated Williams had opportunities to better himself, but didn't 'walk the walk' and "that he remained undeterred by substantial imposed-and -stayed prison sentences and probation."