Portage man receives prison term for possessing firearm

2013-07-09T19:18:00Z 2013-07-09T20:57:15Z Portage man receives prison term for possessing firearmTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 09, 2013 7:18 pm  • 

HAMMOND | A convicted felon who worked at a security company was sentenced to prison on a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

William J. Weigand, of Portage, was sentenced to six months in prison and one year on supervised release, according to court records. He was sentenced July 2 and a judgement order was filed Tuesday in federal court.

He pleaded guilty to the charge in April, according to court records.

Weigand worked for Allied Barton Security Services, which notified officials about him possibly having a fraudulent handgun license. According to court records, Indiana State Police discovered Weigand had applied for three handgun licenses in 2012 using different addresses.

Officials searched his vehicle in October and found three firearms, 375 rounds of ammunition and fraudulent firearm permits, according to an indictment.

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