Ludington man pleads to receiving and concealing stolen pistol

August 4, 2015

Nickolaus Weber, at left with his attorney, Ryan Glanville.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON— A 20-year-old Ludington man is looking at serving five months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty Tuesday, Aug. 4, in 51st Circuit Court to receiving and concealing a stolen firearm.

In exchange for Nickolaus Charles Weber’s guilty plea, one count of felony firearm, along with misdemeanors of possession of marijuana; open intoxicants in a motor vehicle; and minor in possession of alcohol (MIP) were dismissed.

Weber was arrested March 16 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on US-10 near Jebavy Drive. He is currently free after posting 10 percent of $7,5000 bond.

The maximum penalty for receiving and concealing a stolen firearm is 10 years in prison, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Weber testified that someone sold him the 9-mm pistol and he assumed it was stolen. Spaniola asked Weber if he would be willing to tell law enforcement who sold him the gun, and he said that he would.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 15 at 1:45 p.m.

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