The Crofton gun owner who police say threatened to shoot up his former workplace held a collector's permit that allowed him to purchase more than one regulated firearm per month, according to documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, bought and registered nine firearms in the year since his application was approved Aug. 16 — eight of them in the past four months, records from the Maryland State Police show. The records were received through a state Public Information Act request.
He applied to purchase his most recent gun, a .22-caliber pistol, just two weeks beforePrince George's Countypolice raided his apartment last Friday and seized two dozen legally owned weapons along with thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Prescott was taken into custody for a psychological evaluation and remained voluntarily in the care of mental heath experts as of Wednesday, when he was charged with misdemeanor telephone misuse.