ACTON — Chief Richard Burrows reports that Acton Police have obtained an arrest warrant from Concord District Court for an Acton man sought on gun charges stemming from an incident yesterday afternoon.
Police are actively seeking to arrest THEODORE HOWARD, AGE 24, OF ACTON, who is facing charges of:
- Possession of a Large-Capacity Rifle;
- Possession of a Large-Capacity Feeding Device (Two Counts);
- Improper Storage of Large-Capacity Firearm.
At 12:14 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, Acton Police were called to a business at 8 Post Office Square for a report of an altercation.
Police initiated an on-scene investigation and learned that HOWARD and the other man involved in the altercation were known to one another and they had been involved in a dispute related to their shared living arrangement.
Through their continued investigation, officers learned that HOWARD may have unregistered weapons inside his residence. As part of the investigation, officers obtained and executed a search warrant for HOWARD’S residence on Great Road. Inside, between HOWARD’S mattress and box spring, police found an AK-47 assault rifle and two 30-round feeding devices.
Massachusetts law prohibits magazines and other feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds. HOWARD is not licensed to possess a firearm in Massachusetts.
This incident remains under investigation by Acton Police. Anyone with information about this incident or HOWARD’S whereabouts is asked to call the Acton Police Department at 978-929-7711.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.