La Crosse man sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for illegal gun possession

MADISON (WKBT) – A La Crosse man will spend 92 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Joshua K. Breidel was sentenced Thursday on charges from a crime that happened August of 2021. According to the DOJ, Breidel was involved in an argument with his girlfriend when he pulled out a hand gun and shot at her. La Crosse police arrested him the following day. Breidel pleaded guilty to the charge on March 1 of this year.

At the time, Breidel was on probation for two prior cases, out on bond for three separate open cases, and prohibited from possessing a firearm based on prior felony convictions.

Following his prison sentence, Breidel will have 3 years of supervised release.

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