Madison man sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm

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MADISON, Wis. — A Madison man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The man, 33-year-old Corvalis Stewart, will have three years of supervised release upon the completion of his sentence. Stewart pleaded guilty to the charge on Nov. 12, 2020.

According to a news release, Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputies found marijuana in a vehicle Stewart was driving during a traffic stop on Aug. 20, 2020. Officials said a witness saw Stewart throw a loaded .40 caliber pistol out of the driver’s side window and subsequently told law enforcement. Deputies located the gun and found it was loaded and had a round in the chamber.

At the time of his arrest, Stewart was on supervision for a previous felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm conviction. Stewart’s criminal history includes two previous convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The charge against Stewart came as a result of an investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.