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IR man pleads not guilty

August 6, 2012
By NIKKI YOUNK - Staff Writer , The Daily News

CRYSTAL FALLS - An Iron River man has entered not guilty pleas to charges stemming from a standoff incident that occurred on July 8 in Iron River Township.

Bobby Joe Nordstrom, 36, waived his preliminary examination in Iron County Trial Court on Monday.

During the subsequent arraignment, he entered not guilty pleas to two felony counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm, and one misdemeanor count of possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

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Bobby Nordstrom, left, appears with his attorney Geoffrey Lawrence in Iron County Trial Court to waive his preliminary examination on felonious assault charges.
Nikki Younk/Daily News Photo

Since Nordstrom is listed as a habitual offender-fourth, he could spend up to life in prison if he is convicted.

Nordstrom will next appear in court for a pre-trial on Sept. 10.

According to deputies from the Iron County Sheriff's Department, Nordstrom allegedly fired a shotgun while fighting with family members on July 8. Following a brief standoff with authorities, Nordstrom turned himself in.

In other Iron County Trial Court action:

- Daniel Frederick Marcell, 31, of Iron River was sentenced to serve 45 days in jail and two years of probation for one felony count of attempted larceny in a building.

He was originally charged with three felony counts of larceny in a building.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, Marcell took items from the Iron River Fire Hall sometime between Oct. 1, 2011 and Dec. 27, 2011.

- Ryan Thomas Krym, 35, of Iron River was sentenced to the drug court program for charges related to fraudulent activities.

If he successfully completes the two-year program, he will avoid a one-year jail sentence.

Krym was sentenced on one felony count of forgery, one felony count of uttering and publishing, and one felony count of attempted unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle. Additional felony counts of forgery, uttering and publishing, and interfering with electronic communications were dismissed.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, Krym forged and submitted checks to an Iron River grocery store then took a Ford Taurus without permission between Feb. 20 and Feb. 22 in Iron River.

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