despp: State Police Make Assault Rifle Arrest
2013

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
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Reuben Bradford
Commissioner
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2013

 

                                 STATE POLICE MAKE ASSAULT RIFLE ARREST

 

   On December 12, 2013 Detectives assigned to the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Southington Police Department, arrested Michael Badgley (DOB: 04/18/88) of 2786 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington on an arrest warrant for Illegal Sale of an Assault Weapon (Machine Gun).

 

   During this investigation, undercover Detectives were able to buy from Badgley an AR-15 assault rifle, that was illegally modified to fire as a machine gun.  Badgley was taken into custody without incident.  Detectives then executed a search warrant at Badgley’s residence, where they seized two more high-capacity magazines, a scope, and ammunition for the machine gun. 

 

   Accused Badgley was transported to Troop H in Hartford for processing and charged with multiple firearms related charges.  He was held on a $500,000.00 court set surety bond and is scheduled to appear for arraignment at the Bristol Superior Court on December 13, 2013.

 

{Photo of rifle}

 

 

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LT J. Paul Vance

 





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