South Dakota man sleeping in truck in South Florida found guilty of having short-barrel rifle

David Goldammer
Posted at 7:10 AM, Mar 28, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — A South Dakota man found sleeping in his truck in South Floridahas been convicted of possessing an unregistered short-barrel rifle.

Court records show that 32-year-old David James Goldammer pleaded guilty Wednesday in Miami federal court to possessing an unregistered firearm. He faces up to 10 years in prison at a June 4 sentencing.

Miami Beach police say Goldammer's truck was running in October when officers found him asleep behind the wheel with open beer bottles and handguns in plain view. Goldammer was arrested after refusing a field sobriety test.

While searching the truck, officers reported finding a loaded rifle with a barrel less than 16 inches long. Such a weapon requires a special tax stamp, which Goldammer didn't have.

Investigators also found a separate upper receiver that was longer than 16 inches, five handguns, empty and loaded magazines and thousands of rounds of ammunition.