Disturbance Call Results in Assault, Weapons Charge Arrest

Photo by Jeremy Champagne (Scramble Studio)

At approx. 12:05 PM Saturday, officers were called to a disturbance in Brandon.  Upon arrival the officers observed a male throw a firearm out the back door.  The firearm was recovered by police.  It was identified as a .22 caliber rifle that had been sawed off.  The female resident disclosed that she had been struck several times in the face by the male that police witnessed discarding the weapon. The 21 year old male was arrested for the following charges, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, Careless Storage of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, 2 counts of Assault, and 3 counts of Failing to Comply with a Release Order.  One of the conditions he was found breaching was a 24 hour curfew, which required him to be at completely separate address in Brandon.  The male will be held for court later today.