Wichita man convicted on federal firearms charge

A 43-year-old Wichita man who has been in and out of prison for more than 25 years was found guilty Monday on a federal firearms charge.

Troy A. Bong, was found guilty by a federal jury on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, U.S Attorney Barry Grissom’s office said.

According to Grissom’s office:

Bong was arrested in December, when Wichita police stopped the car in which he was riding after it left a known drug house. The officer recognized Bong from a previous arrest and told him to step out of the car.

When the officer tried to pat him down for weapons, Bong resisted and a fight developed. Officers found Bong possessed knives and a handgun. He was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of prior felony convictions.

Most of Bong’s previous convictions were for burglary, robbery and aggravated robbery, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. He was most recently released in February.

His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 18. He faces at least 15 years in prison.