Police Recover Over Two Dozen Firearms, High-Capacity Magazines In Ellington

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ELLINGTON, NY (WNY News Now) – A 30-year-old was allegedly busted with multiple unregistered firearms and high-capacity magazines following a search of his Town of Ellington residence.

New York State Police responded to a domestic dispute on Waterman Road back on Friday, November 25 where it was alleged 30-year-old Major Stearns was involved in a verbal argument which escalated to him allegedly choking the victim.

Following his arrest, a “TERPO warrant” was issued which resulted in over two dozen unregistered firearms and high-capacity magazines to be seized.

Stearns has since been charged with nearly a dozen counts of criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, assault and criminal obstruction of breathing.


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