Clinton man indicted on possession of firearm

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MADISON - A Clinton man was indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison on Wednesday, on the charge of being a prohibited individual in possession of a firearm.

Austin Hedges, 23, is charged in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin for the weapons possession charge. The complaint alleges that Hedges, knowing he had previously been committed to a mental institution, possessed a .38 caliber pistol.

The complaint and affidavit allege that Hedges was the subject of an Order of Commitment issued in Rock County Circuit Court on June 12, 2013, and that as part of that order, Hedges was prohibited from possessing any firearm or ammunition.

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