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Pike man pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm

A man from Pike in Wyoming County has pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, before U.S. District Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Scott A. Wilcox, 46, was arrested in January 2015 after Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies searched his residence at 7998 Wiscoy Road in Pike and found a Marlin .44 magnum caliber rifle and 76 rounds of .44 caliber ammunition in an access panel in a bathroom. Wilcox is a three-time convicted felon and is prohibited from legally possession firearms.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Wolford will sentence him on July 21.

The plea is the result of an investigation on the part of the sheriff’s office, under the direction of Sheriff Gregory J. Rudolph, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid.