Edgerton man sentenced to four years in prison for unlawful possession of firearms as felon

MADISON, Wis. - An Edgerton man was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for unlawfully possessing firearms as a convicted felon.

According to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, David Hill, 39, pleaded guilty to the charge July 3. A three-year period of supervised release will follow his prison sentence.

The release said the Edgerton Police Department received an anonymous tip Feb. 23 that Hill was in possession of the firearms. He was on probation in Rock County at the time due to a 2013 conviction for possessing a firearm as a felon. 

An Edgerton officer made contact with Hill's probation agent, and the two found Hill's Facebook page. Hill posted pictures of himself holding a firearm Jan. 19. The photo showed additional firearms hanging on a wall behind him. 

Officials arrested Hill on Feb. 25 on a probation violation warrant after he got out of his car while carrying a canvas bag. Police searched the bag and found a loaded Glock 9 mm pistol, along with two fully loaded 15-round magazines and other boxes of ammunition. 

The firearms that were in the Facebook photo were later recovered from Hill's basement.

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