[Name and address redacted] was charged by Watertown police on Wednesday afternoon at Samaritan Medical Center with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony.
Police said he illegally possessed a Bushmaster assault weapon and a CMMG rifle when they were found at his home on Saturday. He was held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building pending arraignment.
There are a lot of caveats necessary in reporting on this story. We don't know why the police were at his home, or whether the person was a prohibited person (and thus the firearms would have been confiscated whether they are "assault" or not). (The fact that he was charged at a medical center suggests perhaps he was injured while resisting arrest?) I presume that the name of the city is not the same Watertown that saw a lot of news recently with the Marathon Bomber incident.
I do think it's worth noting a case where police do seem, at first glance, to have entered this person's home and confiscated his firearms with no other charges offered.
This entry was published Fri Apr 26 00:02:34 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2013-04-26 00:02:34.0.