Rhinelander Man Gets 3 Years for Illegally Possessing Firearm

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A 29-year-old Rhinelander man will spend three years in prison after he was convicted of illegally possessing a firearm.

Prosecutors say on October 3, 2012, Christopher Whittaker was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Specifically, the indictment charged that, between February and April 2012, Whittaker possessed a Ruger .22 caliber rifle. Because Whittaker had previously been convicted of a felony, including vehicle hijacking and child abuse, Whittaker was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Whittaker pleaded guilty to this crime on February 13, 2013, and has remained in custody since his guilty plea.

Upon his release, he'll spend three years on extended supervision.

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