Linn Co. SWAT team arrest 73-year-old on illegal firearms posses - KPTV - FOX 12

Linn Co. SWAT team arrest 73-year-old on illegal firearms possession

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LINN COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Officers with the Linn County Regional SWAT Team arrested a 73-year-old Sweet Home man Tuesday on six counts of illegal weapons possession.

Allen Maurice Diggs was arrested at his home at around 7:45 a.m. with several adults and children also in the home at the time.

According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation started after a Diggs was spotted by a deputy while possessing firearms. A criminal history check showed that Diggs was restricted from having the weapons.

Many weapons were seized by officers at the time of Diggs' arrest, including a .38 caliber revolver, a .44 caliber black powder pistol, a .45 caliber black powder rifle, a 270 caliber rifle, a .357 revolver and two .22 caliber rifles, along with 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

Diggs is being held in the Linn County Jail and faces six counts of felon in possession of a firearm.

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