DOJ: Mt. Horeb man sentenced to federal prison for gun crimes

During search warrant officers found handgun hidden in 26-year-old's motel room
DOJ: Mt. Horeb man sentenced to federal prison for gun crimes

A Mount Horeb man was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison on a gun crime charge, according to a U.S. Department of Justice release.

Stewart J. Hollfelder, 26, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for possessing a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, officials said. Hollfelder pleaded guilty to the charge July 15.

On Sept. 20, 2013, law enforcement officers wanted to question Hollfelder about a burglary that happened in August 2013, according to the release. They received a tip that he was living and selling marijuana at a motel in Mount Horeb, and that he had a handgun.

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

Hollfelder was previously convicted on Aug. 28, 2007, for aggravated battery and therefore, as a convicted felon, he was prohibited from having firearms and ammunition, according to the release.