Ohio Judge Arrested For Beating Wife; Police Seize 2,300 Rounds, Semi-Auto Rifles, Smoke Grenades, Sword
Cleveland police confiscated smoke grenades, semi-automatic rifles, a sword, a bulletproof vest and more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition from the home of a local judge’s home, according to a police report.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance T. Mason, 46,entered no plea on Monday during his initial appearance in court.
According to Cleveland.com, Mason is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony. The local judge is accused of punching his wife in the face several times causing “serious physical harm,” along with biting and choking her.
A member of Mason’s family alerted the police and said she was afraid Mason was going to use weapons inside his home to commit suicide, the report said.
Mason surrendered when police arrived and he admitted to having weapons in his bedroom and in the attic of his home.
A list of what the officers found:
About 2,300 live rounds of various calibers
Nearly 500 shotgun slugs
A Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun
A Winchester shotgun
A 50-shell shotgun belt
A FNH P90 semi-automatic rifle still in the box
A JLD Enterprises Inc. PTR-91 semi-automatic rifle with a scope
A Smith & Wesson handgun
A Springfield Armory .40 caliber-handgun
Four canisters of smoke grenades
A KDH bulletproof vest
A Jaguar knife
According to the report, the weapons were confiscated for “safe-keeping.”.
H/T: Talking Points Memo