Man caught at traffic stop with automatic weapons, 900 rounds

Federal agents are trying to determine why a man pulled over for speeding in Tennessee was carrying several weapons, including two submachine guns and 900 rounds of ammunition.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say they found a large cache of weapons, including two machine guns, on a driver pulled over for speeding.

The Johnson City Press quotes Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal as saying deputies found a .357-caliber Magnum, a loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic, a .223-caliber fully automatic AR rifle, a .308-caliber fully automatic AR rifle, more than 900 rounds of ammunition, and survival equipment.

Graybeals says the discovery was made after the deputies stopped 43-year-old Scott A. Edmisten for speeding early Monday.

He says Edmisten threatened the arresting officer and lunged toward investigators who tried to question him after he was taken to a detention center.

Edmisten is charged with possession of prohibited weapons, speeding, and felony evading arrest. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com

© 2017 Associated Press


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