Teen arrested after stepfather discovers he’s 3D printing firearms

A Clermont teen was arrested for weapon possession after his stepfather found he was 3D printing firearms. 

The 16-year-old male, whose identify is being withheld as a result of he’s a juvenile, was charged with possession of a brief barrel rifle and 5 counts of possession of a firearm by a minor earlier this week. 

A deputy responded to an undisclosed Clermont residence relating to a juvenile with a firearm round 10:32 p.m. Tuesday, in keeping with an arrest report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Workplace. 

Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the complainant who suggested that his stepson had been concerned in an incident that day. The Clermont Police Division had responded to the juvenile’s mates calling in to say that he was in a gasoline station car parking zone with firearms in his possession. No firearms had been discovered at the moment, although, the report stated. 

The complainant continued to say that when the juvenile got here residence, he questioned him in regards to the incident and if he had firearms. The juvenile admitted he had firearms that he constructed from his 3D printer and that he ordered elements on-line to make them utterly practical, the report stated. 

The complainant proceeded to look the juvenile’s automobile and located an AR-15 type rifle within the backseat. The juvenile then admitted to a number of different handguns that he had hidden in his bed room and automobile. Two 9mm handguns had been positioned in his middle console space, and three extra handguns had been present in his bed room, the report stated. 

Whereas talking with the juvenile, he suggested that he loved accumulating firearms for the aim of searching and goal taking pictures. He loved 3D printing the firearm frames as a result of he may make them distinctive colours and sizes. It was one in every of his hobbies, the report stated. 

The deputy later noticed the 2 firearms within the juvenile’s automobile, which the report famous had been each loaded with 9mm magazines. He additionally noticed the three firearms within the bed room. One was hidden in a dresser drawer below his clothes, one was within the nightstand subsequent to his mattress and the final was in a field above his closet. This additionally contained a number of gun elements, ammunition and magazines. The deputy additionally noticed the brief barrel rifle measuring about 10 inches, the report stated. 

The deputy returned to the residence the subsequent day with a search warrant and arrested the juvenile. He was transported to the Lake County Jail with out bond. 

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