TRF man sentenced for illegally possessing firearms

A Thief River Falls man was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 2 in Pennington County District for illegally possessing nine firearms, including seven loaded firearms.

Dylan Matthew Klade, 25, Thief River Falls, was sentenced for three felony charges of felon in possession of firearms. Six other felony charges of felon in possession of firearms, a felony charge of possessing ammunition/any firearm while convicted or adjudicated delinquent of a crime of violence, and a felony charge of felon in possession of ammunition were dismissed.

For the each of the charges for which he was sentenced, Klade was ordered to serve 60 months in prison. Those sentences are to be served concurrently with one another. He was ordered to supply a DNA sample. Klade was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. One charge included $210 in fees and fines while the other charges each included a $50 fee.

The charges stemmed from the execution of a search warrant May 17 at 12:30 a.m. at Klade’s home, 924 Falls Ave. According to the amended complaint, a sheriff’s deputy believed Klade possessed firearms even though he is ineligible to possess them. Sheriff’s deputies and police officers executed the search warrant. No one responded when law enforcement knocked. Deputies then decided to knock down the door.

Inside, law enforcement found a loaded .22 Remington rifle and a .410 Savage shotgun on the kitchen floor. Inside a bedroom, they found a standing gun case. The gun case contained a loaded .410 New England shotgun, a loaded 30.06 Savage bolt action rifle, a loaded 30.30 Marlin lever action rifle and a .50caliber Thompson Center muzzleloader.

They also found a Sentry safe box in the bedroom. It contained a loaded 9-mm FEG pistol and a loaded .357 Magnum Smith & Wesson. In the living room, they found a loaded .22-caliber Marlin semi-automatic rifle. Two red boxes of ammunition and two boxes of muzzleloader powder were also found in the home.

The amended complaint indicated that Klade had been convicted of numerous felonies in the past, including an August 2013 conviction for second degree burglary in Polk County. That charge is considered to be a crime of violence. As a result, Klade is ineligible to possess firearms and ammunition.

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