Judge convicts Manhattan man of false statement in firearms purchase

MISSOULA — A federal judge convicted a Manhattan man of providing false information on a form when trying to buy a firearm, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said today.

U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, on Oct. 1, found Joshua Rodney Meech, 29, guilty of false statement during a firearms transactions. The one-day bench trial was held on Sept. 28. Sentencing was set for Jan. 21, 2021. Meech was detained.