By NIKKI YOUNK
IRON MOUNTAIN - A Kingsford man accused of carrying concealed weapons without a license has accepted a plea deal in Dickinson County Circuit Court.
Joshua Cudnohufsky, 21, pleaded guilty to one felony count of carrying a concealed weapon and one misdemeanor count of reckless use of a firearm.
In exchange for the plea, Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards said that she would dismiss an additional felony count of carrying a concealed weapon and recommend a delayed sentence.
However, Cudnohufsky will have to serve a minimum of 45 days in jail prior to sentencing and forfeit the two guns, three knives, and ammunition found in his vehicle, she added.
Cudnohufsky still faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison when he is sentenced on May 19.
The charges against Cudnohufsky stem from a Jan. 13 incident in Kingsford.
Officers from the Kingsford Public Safety Department said that they stopped Cudnohufsky's vehicle after another motorist claimed that Cudnohufsky had pointed a handgun at him while they were driving on Carpenter Avenue.
According to the criminal complaint in the case, officers located a fully-loaded .45 caliber pistol under Cudnohufsky's seat and a second loaded handgun in the center console. He did not have a concealed pistol license at the time.
Cudnohufsky's defense attorney Henry McRoberts pointed out that the allegation that his client pointed a gun at a fellow motorist was never substantiated and was not reflected in the charges.
Richards and McRoberts agreed that the reckless use of a firearm charge related to Cudnohufsky carrying a firearm around in his vehicle without a license.
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