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Ponsford man in court for having gun

A Ponsford man made his first appearance Aug. 15 in Becker County District Court on felony charges of receiving stolen property-firearms and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Harley Louis Warren, 19, of 1308 County Road 124, Ponsford, is accused of breaking into a Becker County residence on Aug. 10 and taking some firearms, among other items. The owner also said his pickup had been stolen.

A vehicle matching the description of the stolen pickup was found traveling on County Highway 34, near the County Road 21 intersection in Becker County. Warren was a passenger in the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the pickup yielded a Wolf muzzleloader and a Model 88, .308-caliber lever action rifle that matched the description of some of the stolen firearms. Warren allegedly said that he had purchased the guns from two people he didn't know at around 4 a.m. on Aug. 13, for $150 each.

Because he was convicted of motor vehicle theft on April 12 of this year, Warren is prohibited from possessing firearms. He is currently in custody at the Becker County Jail pending his next court appearance, at a Sept. 4 omnibus hearing. His bail was set at $15,000 with conditions, or $60,000 without conditions.