22 Guns Seized During Domestic Violence Arrest

Police find semi-automatic shotguns, scoped rifles, assault rifles and handguns after arresting a man on suspicion of domestic violence.

A man was arrested after police responded to a domestic dispute Tuesday night and found nearly two dozen firearms in his home.

Walter Johnston, 52, of Newark, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and making terrorist threats around 10:20 p.m., according to .

Police said officers responded to Jonathan Place, between Lafayette and Musick avenues, after the man reportedly injured a family member by striking the adult victim on the shoulder and hand with a belt.

The victim told officers that the man was an avid hunter and had numerous firearms. An emergency protective order was put into place.

Police said they took the victim and an 8-year-old child away from the residence then surrounded the home and called out to the man, who was arrested without incident.

Newark police said a total of 22 firearms were taken from the home. Semi-automatic shotguns, scoped rifles, assault rifles and handguns were among the firearms seized.

Police Cmdr. Michael Carroll said none of the firearms were stolen.

Johnston was arrested and booked into Fremont Jail, police said.


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b.c. August 09, 2012 at 05:30 PM
thats very scary, I live literally around the corner and have a baby. This is not something I want to hear about. Ok I get people have hunting rifles and hand guns, but really with the semi-autos? Come on.
TP August 09, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Why is that scary? I used a "Semi-Auto" Shotgun as a kid for shooting skeet, Its not like he had a bunch of illegal firearms and an Insane stock pile of ammo gearing up for the end of time. People own guns, lots of people, and it does not mean they are going to go on a rampage.
ItsJim October 06, 2012 at 05:21 PM
TP, Its very difficult to take anyone seriously that does not consider this amount of weaponry an "Insane stockpile". The only thing missing is a trebochet and falcon. Get a clue!


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