Tenn. Deputies finds machine guns, 900 ammo rounds during traffic stop

Joanna Estrada
October 3, 2017

The Johnson City Press reports Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal says deputies performed the traffic stop on a speeding vehicle early Monday morning, and subsequently arrested 43-year-old Scott A. Edmisten for a suspended license.

An east Tennessee traffic stop leads to the recovery of several unregistered automatic weapons and more than 900 rounds of ammunition.

Deputies said Edmisten was going 55 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone on Old Jonesborough Highway. Refusing to stop, the 43-year-old allegedly sped up to 80 miles per hour before finally coming to a stop about half a mile down the road.

While likely performing a search incident to arrest, sheriff's deputies found a loaded.357-caliber Magnum revolver, a loaded.45-caliber semi automatic handgun, a loaded.223-caliber fully automatic AR rifle, a loaded.308-caliber fully automatic AR rifle, and more than 900 rounds of ammunition.

Deputies said Edmisten made threats towards the arresting offer and other staff members and lunged at investigators who tried to interview him.

Neither of the fully automatic rifles were registered or had serial numbers. He was also charged with speeding and felony evading arrest.

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