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Sussex Countian
  • Three arrested in Georgetown for attempting to sell a stolen shotgun

  • Three men were arrested Nov. 2 for allegedly trying to sell a stolen shotgun in the parking lot of Bodies Market on S. Bedford Street in Georgetown.
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  • Three men were arrested Nov. 2 for allegedly trying to sell a stolen shotgun in the parking lot of Bodies Market on S. Bedford Street in Georgetown.
    According to the Georgetown Police Department, a concerned citizen contacted police around 5 p.m. in reference to three men attempting to sell the weapon. Police said they were given the description of a new model Dodge Durango as the vehicle the three were occupying. Police said they located a vehicle matching the description and initiated a traffic stop on Layton Avenue. Police said Ronald R. Huss Jr., 35, of Bear, was operating the vehicle, with Charles F. Todd Jr., 20, and Nicholas A. Arciola, 24, both of Georgetown, as passengers. After conducting a search of the vehicle, police said they located a Steven/Savage .410 shotgun in a canvas bag in the rear of the vehicle. Police said a check on the weapon revealed it was stolen out of New Castle County. Police said criminal history checks revealed Todd and Arciola were prohibited from possessing a firearm.
    Huss was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and was released on an unsecured bond with a future court date. Todd was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed firearm and receiving a stolen firearm. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of bond with a future court date. Arciola was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and carrying a concealed firearm. He was also committed to SCI in lieu of bond with a future court date.

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