Trimont man facing charge

TRIMONT — A Trimont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Oliver Williams Jr., 55, has been charged with the possession of a firearm after having been previously convicted of a crime of violence. The maximum penalty for the charge is 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

At 5:45 p.m Friday, a Trimont police officer arrived at a residence in the 300 block of East Ash Street in Trimont, due to a complaint about threats being made. The officer made contact with the resident of the house, later identified as Williams. Williams proceeded to allow the officer into the home.

Upon entry, the officer observed two wooden butt-stocks sticking out between the kitchen cabinet and a chair. The officer asked Williams about the guns, and Williams said they were his family members’ firearms. Williams also said a relative had dropped them off a couple of days prior.

A check on Williams’ criminal record indicates he was previously convicted of burglary in the first degree in 1994, which is considered a crime of violence pursuant to Minnesota law.

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