Janesville Man Faces Federal Ammunition Charge

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WISCONSIN (WIFR) -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Janesville man, charging him with being a felon in possession of ammunition.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin, the indictment was unsealed following 31-year-old Andrew Churchwell's arrest in Janesville Wednesday afternoon.
The indictment alleges on June 9, Churchwell had .45 caliber ammunition and 7.62 x 39 mm caliber ammunition. It is against federal law for people who have been convicted of a felony to possess ammunition.

Churchwell made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison Thursday. He was detained in custody, pending a full detention hearing, scheduled for July 22. His trial is set for November 3.

If convicted, Churchwell faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The charges is a result of an investigation by the Janesville Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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