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Door-To-Door Solicitor Caught With Loaded Handgun In Fairfield County

Jared Dement
Jared Dement Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department

A solicitor going door-to-door to residences is facing a weapons charge after it was determined by police that he was in possession of an illegal handgun.

Officers from the Wilton Police Department were dispatched to Breeds Hill Place shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20, where there was a complaint of suspicious solicitors who were making the rounds in the neighborhood, going door-to-door.

Upon arrival at the scene, police made contact with Danbury resident Jared Dement - who recently moved to Fairfield County from Texas - who was allegedly in possession of possession of a loaded handgun in his vehicle without a legal New York permit.

Police said that Dement was not in possession of a valid pistol permit and was in possession of high capacity magazines that were not registered. Dement was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle and possession of a large capacity magazine.

Following arraignment, Dement was released on $5,000 bond. He is due in Norwalk Superior Court on April 30 to answer the charges.

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