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Facebook Firearm Plea

Storm Lake, IA (AP)–A Storm Lake man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing firearms that he purchased using Facebook.

William Kurtz pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and acquiring a pistol without a permit. Two counts of felon in possession of a firearm were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Kurtz was prohibited from owning guns because of a previous felony conviction.

Sentencing is set for August 18th.

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