David Hill booking photo


A convicted felon who posted pictures of himself holding a gun online has been being sentenced to four years in federal prison.

David Hill, 39, of Edgerton, posted photos of himself holding a gun with more guns hanging on a wall behind him on Facebook, according to Scott C. Blader, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

As a felon, Hill is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Hill was convicted of unlawfully possessing five firearms as a convicted felon on July 3, and being sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley.

Edgerton police received an anonymous tip that Hill was in possession of firearms on Feb. 23, when Hill was on probation in Rock County stemming from a 2013 conviction for possessing a firearm as a felon.

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An Edgerton officer contacted Hill's probation agent, they found Hill's Facebook page and saw that on Jan. 19, Hill had posted the incriminating photos on Facebook, Blader said in a statement.

On Feb. 25, Hill was arrested on a probation violation warrant as he was parking at his place of employment. Hill got out of his car and was carrying a canvas bag that was found to contain a loaded Glock 9mm pistol, as well as two fully loaded 15-round magazines and additional boxes of ammunition, Blader said.

The firearms in the Facebook photo were recovered from Hill’s basement, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives laboratory determined one operated as a machine gun.

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