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Two men caught with five stolen long guns

Two men have been charged with felony possession of firearms after allegedly being caught in possession of five stolen long guns.

Jon Marvin Manypenny, 34, and Richard Allen Thompson, 27, both of White Earth, have each been charged in Becker County District Court with felon in possession of a firearm, a felony.

According to court records, on Dec. 27 tribal police were called to a residence on Loon Drive on the report of a visitor in distress at the Tracy Needham residence. The visitor turned out to be OK, but officers discovered that the two men had allegedly stashed four long guns in a bedroom of the residence, and that they and Needham were now trying to sell a fifth long gun in the Congregant Housing neighborhood. Police searched the apartments but did not find them.

Found at the residence were a Benelli Nova sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun, a Remington Model 7600 .270 caliber pump-action rifle, a Stoeger Uplander side-by-side double-barrel 20-gauge shotgun, and a Harrington and Richardson single-shot 16-gauge shotgun.

Thompson allegedly admitted that he saw Manypenny carry the long guns into the apartment, and that he knew they were stolen.

Thompson was previously convicted of third-degree assault and second-degree burglary in 2012 and fifth-degree drugs in 2016, and is prohibited from possessing any guns or ammunition. The same is true for Manypenny, who was convicted of domestic assault in 2007.

On Dec. 29, Thompson appeared before District Judge Steven Cahill, who set bail at $3,000 or bond at $50,000, with conditions, or bond at $75,000 without standard conditions of release. An arrest warrant was issued for Manypenny.