The U.S. government has filed a civil action, aiming for the forfeiture of 73 firearms and nearly 60,000 rounds of ammunition from a Jones County medical doctor who was injured and charged with two felonies in a February shootout with deputies.
Roger Meadows, 59, of the Glade community was charged with aggravated domestic violence and aggravated assault on a police officer after a domestic disturbance call went sour, according to a Jones County Sheriff’s Department press release.
The claim for forfeiture comes under the federal Gun Control Act, which the complaint describes as making firearms subject to forfeiture when possessed by “prohibited persons” including those unlawfully using or addicted to controlled substances.
Attorneys for the United States filed the action Tuesday in U.S. District Court, asking for forfeiture of the 73 guns, ranging from pistols to rifles, shotguns and submachine guns, some guns officials couldn’t fully identify and a widely varied collection of 59,561 rounds of ammunition.
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