Wichita man convicted on firearms charges

WICHITA, Kansas – A Wichita man has been found guilty on a federal firearms charge.

Troy A. Bong, 44, Wichita, was tried in U.S District Court in Wichita and a jury found him guilty on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

During trial, the prosecutor presented evidence that Bong was arrested Dec. 22, 2012, when Wichita police stopped the car in which he was riding after it left a known drug house.

The officer, who recognized Bong from a previous arrest, told him to step out of the car.

When the officer tried to pat him down for weapons, Bong resisted and a fight developed. Officers found that Bong possessed knives and a handgun. Bong was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of prior felony convictions.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 18. Bong faces a penalty of not less than 15 years under the Armed Career Criminal Act.



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