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More than a dozen illegal guns picked up in Essex

Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 7:38 AM EDT
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ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) - Nearly 20 guns have been taken from a man who police say wasn’t supposed to have any.

Investigators say that on March 18, Graham Cassinell, 41, reportedly threatened the life of someone at gunpoint in Essex.

Cassinell was charged with first-degree aggravated assault with a weapon, among other things.

A few days later, the Chittenden County State’s Attorney Office requested assistance from the Burlington Police Department’s Domestic Violence Prevention officer in following up on this case.

After the investigation, it was learned that Cassinell had access to guns.

As a previously convicted felon, Cassinell is prohibited from possessing firearms.

In a search last week, police found 17 guns, along with numerous magazines and ammunition.

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