Hearing Set, Columbus Felon Faces 50 Years

COLUMBUS – If convicted, a Columbus felon is looking at a maximum 50 years in prison for pawning a gun at a local shop.

Court records say, Scott Svboda, 58, is facing a class 1D felony charge for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Svoboda was convicted of robbery and setting fire in Butler County in 1977, says an affidavit.

Svoboda first appearance was scheduled for Wednesday, and following the appearance, a felony status hearing has been set for February 22nd, says court records.

Svoboda is alleged to have pawned a Browning Buck Mark .22 caliber handgun at a Columbus pawn shop in December, says an affidavit.  A class 1d felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison, and a minimum sentence of three years in prison.