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Friedens man charged with illegally possessing gun

June 19, 2018 GMT

A Friedens man was arrested Monday on a warrant for illegally possessing a firearm.

Somerset Borough police stopped Joshua Austin Romesburg, 21, Main Street, on May 17 for an exhaust system violation and a windshield obstruction.

Police noticed a 12-gauge pump shotgun in the rear seat compartment of his vehicle. Police said Romesburg pleaded guilty in 2016 to an intent to deliver charge, which makes him ineligible to possess a firearm.

He was taken into custody Monday morning and later released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:55 p.m. July 3 before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset.

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