Willmar Man Faces Federal Weapons Charges 13 Jun 18

(West Central Tribune/Willmar, MN) — Federal weapons charges have been filed against a Willmar man who had been set to face a jury trial on similar charges later this month in Kandiyohi County.

The West Central Tribune reports 46-year-old Chad Monson made an initial appearance Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in St. Paul on 18 federal charges, including possession of machine guns, possession of machine guns with obliterated serial numbers, possession of unregistered destructive devices described as pipe bombs and possession of unregistered silencers.

The weapons were allegedly seized during searches of Monson’s property last winter.

Monson, who had been held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $500,000 bail until Tuesday morning, is now being held in federal prison.