A Wisconsin man who threatened a Dubuque woman with a gun after she refused to help him in commit food stamp fraud will spend just under five years in federal prison.
Court records show 23-year-old Billy Evans of Milwaukee, Wisconsin entered a gas station in Dubuque on January 16 of this year. He tried to talk the gas station attendant into using his food stamp card to purchase items and get some cash.
The clerk refused and surveillance video shows Evans lifted up his jacket to show the female clerk a gun in his waistband. The woman called police who chased Evans down and found a loaded gun he ditched in the chase. Evans pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition as a felon and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison.