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Kila man admits to several firearms violations

Posted at 3:05 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 18:28:46-05
Bruce Boone Wann, 61, of Kila (Missoula County Sheriff’s Office photo)

MISSOULA – A Kila man has admitted to several illegal firearms charges in federal court.

Bruce Boone Wann, 61, pleaded guilty on Monday to illegally possessing a machine gun, an unregistered silencer, a short barreled rifle and a destructive device — a grenade.

Wann now faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release.

Prosecutors say that during an investigation that began in June, law enforcement learned that Wann had kept buried or hidden firearms, ammunition, a grenade, dynamite, and other items on various properties in the Marion area.

Wann had claimed he had stolen some of the items from a government bunker in California many years earlier.

Wann later broke into a Flathead County residence where he had previously arranged for a number of his other firearms to be stored, according to prosecutors. He stole the guns and investigators also learned Wann had made various threats of violence against people in Flathead County.

Wann is scheduled to be sentenced on April 12.