“A Warren [Connecticut] man who lied about owning an assault rifle that police found while investigating a disturbance in September was arraigned Monday in Bantam Superior Court, where he was set free on a promise to appear again and not possess any weapons,” rep-am.com reports. “Mark Huber, 55, is accused of illegal possession of a large magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, illegal possession of an assault rifle, and interfering with police.” It appears that this isn’t Mr. Huber’s first brush with the law. Back in 2012, newstimes.com reported . . .
NEW MILFORD — A 52-year-old Warren man was arrested on Dec. 20 for allegedly attempting to fill two forged prescriptions at Rite Aid pharmacy on Danbury Road.
Mark Huber, of Birch Drive, Warren was arrested at about 5:40 p.m. on Dec. 20, after officers responded to a call from the pharmacy.
Police said that, according to the pharmacy, the doctor whose name was listed on the prescriptions said they were forged.
On processing Huber, New Milford police said, they learned that Connecticut State Police from Troop L in Litchfield were holding two warrants for him on similar charges.
The final disposition of that case is unknown. In the latest arrest, Huber was released with a promise to appear. Regardless, this is the first case I’ve encountered where Constitution State cops arrested a citizen for failing to register his “assault rifle(s)” and “high-capacity” magazine. The first of many? Watch this space . . .