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Vienna Man Arrested For Unlawful Possession Of Firearms

Vienna, Md. (April 11, 2012) - Today at approximately 7:15 a.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) arrested Scott G. Rogers Sr., 77 from Vienna, Md., for possessing firearms after being convicted of a violent crime.

Officers learned that Rogers had several firearms in his possession and after further investigation they discovered that he had been convicted of committing a violent crime, prohibiting him from having the weapons. In 2003, he was found guilty in Dorchester County for third degree sex offense.

NRP’s Tactical Response Team, along with the Dorchester Sheriff’s Office, carried out the search warrant. NRP officers found two handguns, six rifles, two shotguns and ammunition.

Rogers faces two counts of possessing a regulated firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence, two counts of possessing a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime and eight counts of possessing a rifle/shotgun after being convicted of a crime of violence.

NRP took Rogers into custody. He is currently in the Dorchester County Detention Center without bond.


   April 11, 2012

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 office | 410-713-8449 cell
awindemuth@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation, maritime and law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.

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