- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - A Storm Lake man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing firearms that he purchased using Facebook.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1m7hrpz ) 21-year-old William Kurtz pleaded guilty Monday in Buena Vista County District Court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and acquiring a pistol without a permit. Two counts of felon in possession of a firearm were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Kurtz was prohibited from owning guns because of a felony conviction.

Court documents show Kurtz used Facebook to buy the guns. Police arrested him Feb. 17 after an undercover officer exchanged a gun with Kurtz and took money as a down payment on a second gun.

Police found another gun and ammunition in Kurtz’s home.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 18.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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