TOWN OF BRADFORD
A Clinton man was charged with a weapons violation after the FBI executed a search warrant Wednesday morning.
Austin Hedges, 23, of Clinton was charged Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Madison with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, according to a news release.
The release states that Hedges, who had previously been committed to a mental institution, had a .38-caliber pistol.
Hedges was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition after being the subject of a commitment issued in Rock County Court in June 2013, according to the release.
Federal officers executed a search warrant at Hedges’ Clinton home and found a pistol, according to the release.
Leonard Peace, a public affairs officer for the FBI’s Milwaukee division, confirmed FBI agents arrived at a residence near Clinton sometime after 8 a.m.
A Gazette photographer saw FBI officials and State Patrol officers at a house at 6243 S. Highway 140 at about 12:30 p.m.
Hedges was arrested without incident and remains in federal custody.
A State Patrol officer told a photographer nobody had been hurt and there was no threat to the public.
Gazette photographer Tony Wahl and reporter Jonah Beleckis contributed to this story.