|Military Assault Weapon Seized; Suspect Charged|
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department attempted to execute a non-support warrant early this afternoon on Michael Laurel of
Fontoura said that when the sheriff’s detectives entered Slater’s bedroom they observed and confiscated a Norinco SKS, .717 caliber, semi-automatic assault rifle with a high capacity magazine by a nightstand.
“This is a particularly dangerous weapon,” Sheriff Fontoura noted. “The assault rifle was also equipped with a 12-inch bayonet which could literally cut a person in half.”
Slater was charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Bail on the suspect will be set later today and Slater will be lodged at the county jail pending arraignment.