WASHINGTON COUNTY – A St. George man is facing 14 third-degree felony counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person Monday after his probation officer discovered his knife collection.
When felon Andrew Gallagher, 37, checked in at the Adult Probation and Parole office Thursday, he tested positive for methamphetamine, according to a probable cause statement filed by Adult Probation and Parole in support of the arrest.
Gallagher’s probation officer then requested to search his vehicle, the statement read, at which point, Gallagher informed him his “knife collection” was inside his vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, the report stated, officers located 14 knives, several rounds of gun ammunition and a facsimile AR-15 rifle with the orange safety tip removed making it appear to be a real weapon.
According to court records, the probation officer had located a knife in Gallagher’s vehicle on a prior occasion and informed him he is not allowed to possess any type of weapon while on supervised probation.
Gallagher was arrested, transported and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility and placed on a 72-hour probation hold for probation violations.
He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon in 5th District Court.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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