Saturday, May 28, 2011

Driver With Nine Guns In Truck Gets Arrested

SNOW HILL — The driver of a pickup truck pulled over for speeding on Route 113 was charged with concealed-weapons offenses after state troopers found five rifles and four handguns in his truck, five of them loaded.

State police said the traffic stop was made in the highway's southbound lanes near Public Landing Road at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday. The trooper who approached the truck noticed a rifle lying on the front passenger seat; when asked, the driver, Jeremiah Robert Smith, 30, of Haddock, Ga., said there was also a Glock handgun in the truck.

The trooper arrested Smith, and in a search of the truck, police found the other seven firearms, according to a news release.

Police took Smith and the weapons to the Berlin Barrack for processing; Smith was charged with one count of handgun in vehicle and one count of handgun on person, according to online court records, and detained on bond.

Source;|newswell|text|Worcester County Times|s

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