Mandan Man Found Guilty of Felon in Possession Charges
BISMARCK– U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Aug. 28, 2013, James A. Siegrist, a/k/a James A. Robinson, 33, Mandan, N.D., was found guilty by a federal jury on a charge of possession of firearm by a convicted felon and a charge of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.
On July 25, 2012, near Glen Ullin, N.D., Siegrist was handling a .45 caliber handgun when it discharged and struck a woman in the leg. On March 19, 2013, in Mandan, N.D., Siegrist was arrested and found to be in possession of three handguns.
Siegrist was prohibited from possessing either a firearm or ammunition by virtue of multiple felony convictions, including possession of a controlled substance, forgery, counterfeiting, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of property.
The charges each carry a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office and the Mandan Police Department.
Sentencing for Siegrist has been scheduled for Nov. 25, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 10:00 a.m.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler is prosecuting the case.