CSAO: State-Federal Investigation Nets Assault Weapons, Other Firearms

State-Federal Investigation Nets Assault Weapons, Other Firearms

A 35-year-old East Hartford man was arrested on numerous weapons charges today following the seizure of three assault weapons and more than three dozen other firearms at his home.

JUBAR HOLLEY, age 35, of 22 Livingston Road, East Hartford, was arrested as a result of a joint investigation by the Greater New Britain Shooting Task Force and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) assisted by the East Hartford Police Department.

Holley is charged with three counts of Possession of an Assault Weapon, 38 counts of Criminal Possession of a Firearm, five counts of Theft of a Firearm and one count each of Possession of a Silencer, Possession of Body Armor and Altering a Serial Number on a Firearm.

Mr. Holley is being held in lieu of $2.5 million bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Superior Court, G.A. No. 12, Manchester. The case is being prosecuted by the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford.

The charges are merely accusations and Mr. Holley is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The three assault weapons, 17 handguns, 21 long guns, silencer and body armor were seized during the execution of a search warrant at Mr. Holley’s residence. The investigation was initiated by information provided to the New Britain Police Department.

Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane expressed his appreciation to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the East Hartford Police Department and the New Britain Police Department for their work on the investigation.

The Greater New Britain Shooting Task Force includes Inspectors from the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain, the New Britain, Berlin, Bristol, Hartford, Newington, Plainville and Southington police departments, the state Department of Correction, the Office of Adult Probation, the Central Connecticut State University Police Department and the Connecticut State Police.

{More than three dozen weapons were seized in East Hartford.}



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