Not guilty plea in gun incident
By NIKKI YOUNK
IRON MOUNTAIN – Not guilty pleas have been entered for a Kingsford man who allegedly pointed a gun at a fellow motorist while driving on Carpenter Avenue.
Joshua Cudnohufsky, 21, faces two felony counts of carrying a concealed weapon.
He and his attorney Henry McRoberts filed a waiver of arraignment on the charges in Dickinson County Circuit Court on Monday. They were not required to appear in court in person.
Judge Richard Celello accepted the waiver and the not guilty pleas. A pre-trial in the matter is scheduled for March 3. If convicted on both counts, Cudnohufsky could spend up to 10 years in prison.
The charges stem from a Jan. 13 incident in Kingsford. Officers from the Kingsford Public Safety Department said that they were stopped by a motorist who claimed that Cudnohufsky had pointed a handgun at him while they were both driving on Carpenter Avenue.
With the motorist’s description, officers were able to locate Cudnohufsky’s vehicle and conduct a traffic stop in the Shopko parking lot.
Officers said that there was a fully-loaded .45 caliber pistol under Cudnohufsky’s seat and a second loaded handgun in his vehicle.
Further investigation indicated that Cudnohufsky did not have a concealed pistol license.