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78-year-old Stone County man charged after weapons found

A 78-year-old man in Stone County is in big trouble concerning firearms found in his possession.

Court information says Stone County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a Cove Road residence in reference to a disturbance on Dec. 1.

Upon arrival, deputies identified the 78-year-old man — Calvin Brown — at the residence, and a crime center check on Brown found he had more than one prior felony conviction in Tennessee and two felony convictions in Arkansas, according to the court info.

It was also learned Brown had a handgun in his possession prior to deputies arriving, the info said.

Upon arrival, Brown told deputies they could find the handgun in his pickup truck, authorities said. As a felon, the handgun already had Brown in trouble, but that wasn’t the only gun in his possession.

The court information noted that after processing the scene, deputies found eight firearms — all loaded, and Brown also informed officers a sawed-off, 12-gauge, double-barrel shotgun was in his bedroom closet.

Deputies also learned Brown previously killed a deer which was not tagged nor had it been registered. The meat was in a cooler in the bed of his truck. That information was turned over to the Arkansas Game & Fish.

Brown was charged with one felony: Being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms, a Class D felony. Brown was charged and released on his own recognizance, or what is called an “OR” bond.

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