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Harrington Man Arrested for Illegal Firearm Possession

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Charles M. Bright Jr. Charles M. Bright Jr.

HARRINGTON, Del.- A Harrington man prohibited from possessing or owning firearms is facing multiple charges after police spotted him hunting for deer. 

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said that on Nov. 17, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers approached Charles M. Bright Jr., 58, while he was deer hunting and in possession of a .50-caliber CVA muzzleloader. Police said that in addition to the muzzleloader confiscated at the scene, a Ten-Point crossbow, 20-gauge Remington shotgun, and numerous rounds of shotgun ammunition were seized from Bright’s home.

Bright was charged with three total counts of possession, purchase, ownership, or control of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited. He arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on his own recognizance, pending a future court appearance.

Delaware law prohibits a person from owning or possessing any type of deadly weapon whose criminal history includes prior felony convictions; misdemeanor convictions associated with violent crimes, drug convictions, or mental conditions as defined under the law; or court-issued protection from abuse orders. Deadly weapons consist of all types of firearms, as well as ammunition and any type of bow to include compound, recurve, or crossbow.

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