Ex-Officer to Trial On Charges He Had Sawed-Off, Stolen Gun

A former western Pennsylvania police officer must stand trial on charges he had three illegal sawed-off shotguns at his home, including one taken from a police evidence room, when police responded to a domestic dispute at his home.

The Uniontown Herald-Standard says a district judge on Friday held for court charges of theft, receiving stolen property, prohibited offensive weapons and other counts against 32-year-old Robert Kelly Jr., of Uniontown.

Kelly was a Masontown police officer when Uniontown police responded to the domestic dispute in 2013 and found the illegal shotguns, including one taken from the Masontown police station evidence room.

The judge rejected arguments by Kelly's attorney that the gun had been abandoned at the police station, and that Kelly intended to return it anyway. 

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