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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have charged a Sharpsburg man with firearms violations.

Police said Friday that Terry A. Porter has been charged with seven counts of possession of a rifle or shotgun when prohibited. He also has been charged with seven counts of possession of a firearm when prohibited.

Authorities say Porter voluntarily came to the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack on Friday morning. Porter and his attorney met with investigators.

Investigators obtained a rifle and shotgun at his home on Friday. That’s in addition to two rifles and three shotguns recovered during a search Thursday night.

Police say Porter was taken to the Washington County central booking unit, where he is awaiting an appearance before a court commissioner.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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