By LISA M. HOFFMANN
MARQUETTE - A jury trial in federal court has been set for a Kingsford man facing a charge of possession of a firearm following felony conviction after a Sept. 3 incident that occurred in Dickinson County.
The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Marquette on Oct. 11 against David Allen Bergman says he knowingly and willingly possessed a Ruger Model Mark 2, .22 Caliber Semi Automatic Pistol.
A jury trial is set for Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. in U.S. District Court in Marquette before Judge R. Allan Edgar.
If a plea is going to be entered, the final date to accept a plea is Nov. 19.
After being stopped by police on Sept. 3, a loaded handgun was recovered from the vehicle that Bergman allegedly stole from his mother.
Bergman was convicted of possession with intent to deliver heroin more than three grams but not more than 10 grams in Ozaukee County, Wis. on Dec. 16, 2002.
If convicted on the new charge, Bergman needs to forfeit the gun.
Also, he is subject to one and a half times the maximum sentence on the primary offense or a lesser term. His penalty cannot be less than the maximum term for a first conviction.
Bergman is being represented by Al Peterson, a federal public defender.
Felony charges against Bergman filed in Dickinson County have been dismissed in favor of federal prosecution.
Lisa M. Hoffmann's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.