Tomah man sentenced to 21 months for gun possession as felon
MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — Isaac Morales of Tomah, Wis., was sentenced today to 21 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
The 44-year-old Morales pleaded guilty to the charge on Dec. 30 in connection with a Feb. 15, 2019, incident.
Morales’ domestic partner called 9-1-1 after a disturbance and said Morales had a gun, according to court records.
Morales hid the handgun and two magazines in an outbuilding before police arrived. Morales initially told officers he had sold the gun, but then admitted he had lied because he knew that, as a felon, he wasn’t allowed to have a gun, according to the arrest complaint.
Morales and his girlfriend consented to a search of the property, and police recovered a Ruger 9mm pistol with two loaded magazines.
In 2007, Morales was convicted of conspiracy to harbor aliens in the Southern District of Texas, and he has multiple misdemeanor convictions.
U.S. District Judge William Conley rejected Morales’ request for probation because he repeatedly violated conditions of his pretrial release.
Morales was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
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