OSAGE | A felony charge of possession of a firearm and ammunition against an Osage man has been dismissed as part of a plea bargain.
Brian H. Perrin, 48, pleaded guilty to related misdemeanor charges of interference with official acts and methamphetamine possession shortly after his December 2017 arrest, according to Mitchell County District Court documents.
In return, the state agreed to dismiss the gun possession charge on the condition that he complete one year of probation without any further law violations, Assistant Mitchell County Attorney Aaron Murphy told the Press-News.
Murphy said Perrin followed through on his part of the bargain.
The charge was formally dismissed on March 1.
The firearm found in Perrin's home on Aug. 30, 2017, was a old, small-caliber hunting rifle, according to Murphy.
Perrin was fined $250 and given a suspended, 10-day jail sentence on the misdemeanor charges.
-- Mary Pieper