Police: Felon was on East Troy shooting team

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Darryl Enriquez
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
— A convicted armed robber who was a member of a shooting team at an East Troy Township gun club is charged with being a felon who illegally possessed a firearm and participated in a shooting event, according to a criminal complaint.

Michael W. Voss, 33, of Big Bend, faces four felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. He is in Waukesha County Jail and is scheduled to make an initial court appearance at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, before Walworth County Judge Robert Kennedy.

In the mid-1990s, Voss was convicted of felony armed robbery. Each possession count carries a maximum fine of $25,000 and 10 years in prison.

According to the complaint:

Walworth County authorities received a tip in early July that Voss might be shooting at the Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club in East Troy Township.

According to court records, Voss was convicted of armed robbery in April 1994, served a prison term and was placed on parole for that crime until 2018.

A sheriff’s detective talked on July 8 with the club’s bartender who stated Voss was shooting there, usually late in the evening.

The detective spotted Voss that evening leaving a van with a friend, but Voss apparently saw the detective and immediately left the club.

Later in the month, the detective talked with a club member who said he knew Voss was a member of the Shell Shockers team for eight consecutive weeks from May 13 to July 1.

The evening of July 8—the same night the detective spotted Voss—was a regularly scheduled shooting night for the defendant.

Pictures of Voss participating in a fund-raising event at the club on June 20 were found on the club’s Facebook page, including one of him holding a gun.

Last updated: 2:55 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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