Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearm Charge
Minneapolis (KROC-AM News) - A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon.
Prosecutors said 42-year-old William Saarela stole a piston on June 2021.
In September of the same year, during a domestic dispute with two other individuals, Saarela directed his minor son to bring him the pistol. The Minneapolis man then fired six shots. No one was injured.
Later that month, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Saarel’s residence and received the pistol, which was loaded with 18 rounds. Because Saarela has multiple prior felony convictions, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.
Saarela pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm as a felon. He will be sentenced at a later date.