WASHINGTON COUNTY – Officers arrested a man residing in Hurricane on four 3rd-degree felony charges after investigating a shooting by Lower Sand Cove Reservoir yesterday.
Det. Nate Abbott with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the officers received a call that someone was shooting in the area, which is located between Gunlock and Veyo. Officers spoke to a group of individuals in that area and discovered that one of the men was in possession of several weapons.
“Somebody had attempted to remove the serial number off [one of the weapons],” Abbott said.
Abbott said the man was also in possession of false identification. Officers worked with immigrations and customs and determined the man was in the U.S. illegally.
The man was booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility on the four felonies and a misdemeanor count for falsifying government records and one misdemeanor count of altering a serial number.
* Persons accused are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.
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