FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- During a long investigation involving strangulation, risk of injury to minors, violation of protective orders and trespassing, Fairfield police charged a local man Friday, May 9, with possession of two assault weapons.
Since December 2013 Blake Warner, 30 of Fairfield, has been charged several times, most relating to a Dec. 8 incident when police were called by a neighbor after hearing shouting about a gun on the table.
In December, Warner turned over three handguns to police. All were registered in Florida, and no other guns were said to be in the house.
Earlier this year, it was found that Warner had been living in the apartment while his estranged wife was on an extended vacation in April and that on Dec. 9, 2013, he had choked her to the point of unconsciousness.
On April 28, police learned that there were three more guns in the house, a 12-gauge shotgun, a 9mm Beretta handgun and a AR-15 assault-style weapon and over 2,000 rounds of ammunition.
The Beretta was in the possession of a friend, but according to Warner's estranged wife, two other assault weapons were in the attic of the house.
After gaining permission to search the attic, on May 2 police detectives found both the shotgun and the AR-15.
Warner was charged with violation of a protective order, two counts of possession of an assault weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.
He was held on a $250,000 bond and brought to court on Monday, May 12. No information could be found regarding his most recent court appearance.
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