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Chippewa Falls man sentenced to federal prison


Madison (WQOW) - A Chippewa Falls man will spend the next 3 1/2 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of guns, a knife and bulletproof vest.

According to the Department of Justice, Eau Claire police found Joshua Reedy, 26, in a parking lot back in August 2019 wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a crow-bar and hunting knife.

When police searched his vehicle they say they found a stolen sawed-off shotgun. Police say they also found another gun, ammo, stolen credit cards and other "burglarious tools."

Prior to this incident, Reedy was a convicted felon meaning he was not supposed to have a gun.

During sentencing, Judge William Conley said Reedy is a long-standing drug and alcohol addict who failed to take prior treatment seriously.

Following Reedy's 3 1/2 years in federal prison he will be on three years of supervised release.

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