On Wednesday January 29th an Itasca County Jury found a 30 year old Portage Minnesota man guilty as charged. According to a press release from the Itasca County Attorneys office Brian Fairbanks was charged with the crime of felon in possession of a firearm, together with a related driving offense. The charges stem from allegations that Fairbanks, previously convicted of a felony assault while on probation, illegally possesses a rifle in Ball Club on October 7th 2013. The court set a sentencing hearing for March 17th at 2 PM. Based on the offender’s criminal history and Minnesota sentencing guidelines a sentence resulting in a 60 month commitment will be requested by the prosecution.