A Rochester man has been federally charged with possession a firearm.
Seth Grant Huntington, 34, was charged in U.S. District Court with being felon in possession of firearms. Huntington has at least six previous felony convictions, which make him ineligible to own a firearm, according to the indictment. The alleged incident occurred on June 23.
He was arraigned on the charge on July 24. He pleaded not guilty and was ordered detained. A jury trial has been scheduled for Sept. 28.
Huntington was charged in Olmsted County District Court with felony counts of possession of a firearm-conviction or adjudicated delinquent for a crime of violence and fifth-degree controlled substance crime-possession.
The charges are a result of a June 23 search warrant of a residence in the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue Southeast, during which an officer reportedly found a 9 mm Walther PPS that contained a round in the chamber and four additional bullets in the magazine, as well as drugs.
Police began investigating Huntington and Jesse Lee Tuttle a few days before the June 23 search warrant after police were called to that same area for a report of a gunshot. No one was injured and court documents indicate Huntington may have accidentally fired the gun.
Tuttle is charged in Olmsted County District Court with fifth-degree controlled substance crime-possession and theft-take/drive a motor vehicle-no owner consent.