Woman arrested on gun charges

CRIME WATCH

September 22, 2007|By JUSTIN FENTON

A Linthicum Heights woman who sold five guns to a Glen Burnie pawnshop has been arrested because she wasn't allowed to have the guns in the first place, police say.

Susan P. Dorsey, 50, sold four revolvers, a .22-caliber, two .38-calibers and a .32-caliber, to the pawnshop, the Baltimore Gun Task Force found while reviewing its records. The guns belonged to Dorsey's father, who is deceased.

Task force members obtained a search warrant for the home of Dorsey's parents on Hance Avenue, where she lives, and recovered a .357 handgun.

Dorsey has not been allowed to possess firearms since a 1989 conviction for burglary with intent to steal.

She was arrested Sept. 13 and charged with six counts of illegal possession of firearms and one count of possessing a firearm with a felony conviction. Each charge carries a maximum of three years in prison.

"This was a case that resulted from a meticulous review of pawnshop records by the Baltimore Gun Task Force," said Greg Shipley, a spokesman for the Maryland State Police, one of three agencies involved in the task force. "This is one of the methods they are using to combat gun crime, and it's an example of how this increased effort is working."

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