published Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Sailor from Dalton arrested for illegally possessing AK-47

By MICHAEL MELIA

NEW LONDON, Conn. — A Navy sailor from Dalton, Ga., who was charged with illegally possessing an AK-47 assault rifle was “disgruntled” and authorities were concerned about the potential for violence, police said Tuesday.

Cory Dion Caldwell, 24, kept the rifle under his bed in the barracks at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., according to an arrest warrant. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service opened an investigation after an informant told them about the weapon and said Caldwell made statements that were anti-government and anti-military.

The informant “provided the information based on a fear for the safety of others,” a police investigator wrote in an affidavit.

At his arraignment Tuesday in New London Superior Court, the sailor wore shackles around his hands and feet and did not speak. The judge ordered him to remain in custody on $200,000 bail.

Waterford police Sgt. Joseph DePasquale said Caldwell was “very disgruntled and anti-military” and there was concern of potential violence, but there was no evidence that Caldwell planned to harm anyone.

DePasquale said that authorities who searched Caldwell’s home in Waterford found the assault rifle along with a gas mask, a .50-caliber handgun, two .45-caliber handguns and high-capacity ammunition clips for the AK-47 that could hold up to 50 rounds apiece.

“It makes you wonder,” DePasquale said. “Finding stuff like that obviously increased our concern. Our concern is whatever’s motivating him to stockpile stuff like this.”

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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Leaf said...

Well I'm glad they finally caught SeaMonkey.

August 23, 2011 at 2:51 p.m.
XGSBoss said...

Libs are ANTI government now? Well, at least we are all gun nuts. No wait, that's right wing-nuts too. Well certainly only libs would want to be in a vessel that doesn't surface for 6+ months with a bunch of other guys. Oh, that's right wing military nuts (I was a squid as well, I can say that).

August 23, 2011 at 4:33 p.m.
rolando said...

That's all right, guys. I was an Air Farce right-wingnut and I called them squids, too. All but Sparks...he was OK.

Merchant Marine rocks. [No, not the Corps -- or Corpse as The Hussein refers to them...but what's he know.]

August 23, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
01centare said...

Sorry, Lib4. I was able to pull up a picture of Caldwell. He looks more like one of those aryan brotherhood types or the white sheets and pointy hooders that burn crosses. You know the type. You're all related. LOL!

August 23, 2011 at 7:44 p.m.
SeaSmokie59er said...

Obviously he would not have never passed the psych exam to be in the Coast Guard. We 'puddle-pirates' have strict requirements.

August 24, 2011 at 4:25 a.m.
harrystatel said...

"Caldwell made statements that were anti-government and anti-military."

Big deal! So do I-everyday and every chance I get.

Waiting for Uncle Sugar and his Merry Band of Thugs to suspend habeas corpus (like Lincoln) to throw dissenting newspaper editors in prison (like Lincoln) to throw political dissents in prison (like Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson) to send US citizens to concentration camps (like Franklin Roosevelt)and have military tribunals imprison, try, and convict civilians (Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt, and Bush). Not to mention the US Empire’s invasions and occupations from the Philippines, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya (waiting for Iran and Syria to join the list).

Yes, nothing to complain about here. Just business as usual.

August 24, 2011 at 7:44 a.m.
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