A La Crosse man has been sentenced to almost eight years in federal prison for illegally possessing guns.
Joshua Breidel pleaded guilty to the charge in March. He was sentenced Thursday to 92 months behind bars. Breidel is already in prison for previous cases and will serve the new sentence at the same time.
Last August, Breidel allegedly fired a Glock handgun at his girlfriend as she was running away from him.
He had stolen the gun from the girlfriend, and reportedly had threatened to kill her and her children.
The next day, La Crosse police arrested Breidel in his mother’s van. He was wearing body armor, and he had the handgun and bullets with him.