By LISA M.
IRON MOUNTAIN - Not guilty pleas were entered for a Kingsford man facing several felonies for allegedly stealing a vehicle on Sept. 3.
David Bergman, 32, faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, a five- year felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a five-year felony, larceny in a building, a four-year felony; possession of a controlled substance, a two- year felony; unlawful use of a motor vehicle, a two-year high court misdemeanor, and habitual felony offender, second offense.
The not guilty pleas were entered on Bergman's behalf by defense attorney Dan Jaspen of Iron Mountain.
According to the felony complaint, Bergman's mother reported several prescription pills missing and believed stolen from a locked safe in her bedroom.
Bergman later told his mother he stole the Ritalin pills and other pills from the safe and gave them to a friend. He then borrowed her vehicle to try and get the pills back, but then failed to return the vehicle as instructed by his mother.
The vehicle was reported stolen on Sept. 3.
Michigan State Police later stopped the defendant, who was driving his mother's vehicle.
A loaded handgun was recovered from inside the vehicle.
Dickinson County Circuit Court Judge Mary B. Barglind set a pre-trial conference for Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.
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