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Billings man sentenced to federal prison for firearms crimes

Posted at 10:27 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:50:00-04

BILLINGS – A Billings man convicted at trial of firearms crimes was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison and three years of supervised release.

Jerome Lawrence Wigmore Jr., 49, was convicted at a two-day jury trial in October on all three counts, including felon in possession of firearms, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of a firearm not identified by a serial number, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors said officers served an arrest warrant on Wigmore in a Billings motel room on Jan. 4, 2018. Officers found that Wigmore possessed a .357-caliber revolver and a .22 caliber weapon made from a rifle, which was not identified by a serial number.

Wigmore is prohibited from possessing firearms because of a prior felony conviction for aggravated assault in Rosebud County.