20-year-old Waunakee man sentenced to federal prison for illegal gun possession


MADISON, Wis. — A Waunakee man was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison Thursday for illegal gun possession.

Samuel Schiltz, 20, was sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release from Acting US Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin Timothy M. O’Shea. Schiltz was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term.

He pleaded guilty to the charge Jan. 26.

Officials said the man sold a 9mm handgun to an undercover agent back in May. The man sold the same agent a .40 caliber handgun a few days later, according to the release.

Both handguns had 30-round magazines and auto sears installed, which officials said illegally converted the firearms into fully automatic machine pistols.

The man told the agent he also sold cocaine, prescription opiates and other illicit drugs. Schiltz was on probation for a felony drug offense at the time of the sale.

The release said Schiltz showed a video of him handling an AR-15 and offered to sell the agent two other handguns.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation conducted the initial investigation which led to the charge against Schiltz.