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Bristol County man charged after 23 firearms, over 10,000 rounds of ammunition seized



A Bristol County man is facing several charges after a seizure by police.

According to police, on Wednesday, Mansfield Officers executed an arrest warrant for an individual with two default warrants out of Attleboro District Court for crimes committed in Mansfield and Norton. Probable cause was subsequently developed that there were a number of illegal firearms located at 142 Church Street. Mansfield Police Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant, and as a result, recovered 23 firearms, over 10,000 rounds of ammunition, high-capacity feeding devices, and items used for making improvised explosives.

On Thursday, more information was obtained regarding the items found in the home. After consultation with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, ATF, and the State Police Bomb Squad, Detectives applied for and were granted a second search warrant for the grounds of the property of 142 Church Street. After speaking with neighbors and containing the scene, a thorough search of the grounds of the property was conducted with help from State and Federal partners.

As a result of the investigation, a 61-year-old Mansfield man is currently being held on the default warrants and will face additional charges in Attleboro District Court that will include Improper storage of a firearm, Improper storage of a large-capacity firearm, Possession of explosives, Possession of fireworks, Possession of a large-capacity firearm, and Possession of a firearm without an FID card.

According to The Sun Chronicle, the suspect’s name is Thomas Callan.

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