Ex-convict charged in possession of guns

April 04, 2003

A 42-year-old Sykesville man was arrested yesterday on charges that he violated state gun laws by possessing weapons after being convicted of several crimes involving drugs, according to the Maryland State Police in Westminster.

Jerome Mark Horner of the 4200 block of Jim Bowers Road was taken into custody without incident by troopers, who recovered 21 long guns, two handguns and one assault rifle, police said. He was awaiting an appearance yesterday before a District Court commissioner.

Horner was charged under a section of state law that prohibits possession of regulated firearms by anyone who has been convicted of a crime that carries a possible sentence of two years or more, or by a habitual drug user, police said.

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