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Man convicted of illegal possession of firearm
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Michael Duane Ellis, 52, of 31492 County Road 35, Ponsford has been adjudicated guilty in Becker County District Court.

In a trial without a jury before District Judge Joe Evans, he was convicted of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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According to court records, on Jan. 30, 2008, an agent with the West Central Minnesota Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant for Ellis' home, and prior to starting the search, asked him if he had any firearms.

Ellis told him he had a British .303 hunting rifle in his bedroom.

He was earlier convicted on a felony burglary charge and is not allowed to have a gun.

Sentencing is set for April 13.

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