Man ordered to pay fine for discharging firearm at gun show

October 26, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Devils Lake man charged with discharging a firearm during a gun show in Bismarck has been fined and placed on probation after entering a guilty plea.

The Bismarck Tribune reports 71-year-old Eugene Serumgard pleaded guilty to a charge of discharging a firearm in city limits. Municipal Judge William Severin ordered him to pay $500 in fines and fees and placed him on unsupervised probation for a year.

Serumgard was charged after police investigated an incident at a Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association gun show on Sept. 28 at the Bismarck Event Center.

Authorities say Serumgard was a gun dealer and vendor at the show and was demonstrating the features of a revolver when the gun discharged.

Officials say it the third time in 50 years of the event that a gun was accidentally discharged.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com