Weapons Bust Near Waterloo Township

By: John Tramontana Email
By: John Tramontana Email

Rifles, automatic weapons, handguns and plenty of ammunition to boot. It's just some of what Waterloo Township Police found at this residence after a major bust Friday night.

"We went in with a search warrant and found about 18 different weapons around the house," said Waterloo Police Chief Tom Cottrell.

Many of which authorities say are illegal.

Police say the bust began when a woman used the suspect's driveway to turn around. She told police the suspect then came at her with an automatic weapon and threatened her.

That woman then left and called police. Chief Cottrell says she was distraught and extremely frightened. He says they used her statement to get a warrant signed.

"As we began to investigate that complaint and interview some neighbors, we found out there may be some automatic weapons in the house."

Police, along with the Michigan State Police Swat Team, raided the home and immediately seized the guns and arrested the suspect.

We went to his home on Saturday to talk to his family, where we found his wife. She kicked us off the property.... and says she supports her husband, and is pointing the finger at the alleged victim.

"Some strange idiot drove up in our driveway," she shouted.

The suspect now faces two felony charges including felonious assault and a felony firearms violation. Police believe there will be additional charges next week once the Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms investigates the case.

The suspect is currently lodged in the Jackson County jail and will be arraigned on Monday.


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