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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 10:37 am

The man accused of gunning down 28-year-old Derrick Spiegel on the street and fleeing to Billings, Mont. is facing another felony charge.

A complaint of felon in possession of a firearm was filed Friday against Jonathan Horvath by Det. Cory Collings of the Williston Police Department. Horvath’s felony conviction traces to June 22, 2006, for various offenses, including felony possession of stolen property and felony obstruction/resisting, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The charges trace back to Sacramento, Calif., according to a March article in the Herald. The conviction involved 64 months in prison, including the original sentencing and subsequent probation violations, according to the affidavit.

The judgment, date of release or release from probation for the prior conviction is also fewer than five years before the March 16 alleged murder.

On the date of the killing, “Horvath was shown on video surveillance using a handgun to fire one or more shots outside of Heartbreaker’s in Williston,” according to the affidavit.

Horvath is also facing two counts of terrorizing, reckless endangerment and murder charges in connection with Spiegel’s death at bar close early March 16. Horvath’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 23.

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