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Man gets prison for stealing gun from police

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A northwestern Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after admitting he stole a gun from police during a burglary.

Twenty-four-year-old Darren Bishop of Ladysmith was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Madison. The Leader-Telegram reports he pleaded guilty in April to a charge of possessing a firearm as a felon.

Authorities say Bishop took a .22-caliber revolver during a November burglary at the Elk Mound Police Department. The newspaper says Bishop later admitted to taking the gun to trade it for methamphetamine.

A judge ordered Bishop pay roughly $10,200 to the village of Elk Mound for damage caused in the burglary.

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