Madison man sentenced to 2 years in prison for gun crime

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MADISON, Wis. — Travis Hicks, 24, from Madison was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday, according to The United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Hicks pleaded guilty on Oct. 9, 2019 for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

In 2013, he was convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon.

In 2018, he was in Michigan with a friend and was shot at during a drive-by shooting, his friend returned fire and they both fled the scene. Police arrested Hicks and found ammunition in his vehicle.

In March 2019, Hicks was arrested on a fugitive warrant in Madison. Police found a pistol and also found videos on his phone of him holding an AK-47-type rifle and pistol.

During his sentencing, Judge James Peterson noted that Hicks associates with people who use firearms and expressed concern that an innocent bystander could be shot in an exchange of gunfire. Judge Peterson found that Hicks posed a risk to the public.