Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sheriff: Arrest of Man with Guns 'Made All the Difference'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sheriff: Arrest of Man with Guns 'Made All the Difference'

Article excerpt

A Tennessee man caught carrying numerous weapons, including two submachine guns and 900 rounds of ammunition, had lost custody of his children and written hostile letters to local judges, authorities said Wednesday.

Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Scott Edmisten won't talk, so officials are still trying to determine why he had the weapons, as well as a mask and black fatigues, when he was pulled over for speeding before dawn on Monday.

Graybeal said guns and ammunition are common in Tennessee, but that it was "odd" for all the guns and clips to be loaded, and for Edmisten to have 900 more rounds and survival gear. In addition, he said when people have survival gear with them, they are usually going hunting, but that didn't seem to be the case in this circumstance. Graybeal said he has asked state and federal agencies to assist in the case since the automatic weapons aren't registered and lack serial numbers. …

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