Two Milford men have been arrested in the last week for allegedly violating court orders barring them from owning guns.
Cameron W. Smith, 21, was arrested March 1 after the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives alerted police that he provided false information on federal forms while attempting to purchase a 20-guage shotgun from a Walmart on Jan. 26, according to Milford Police Department spokesman Detective Dwight Young.
Smith is prohibited from owning a firearm due to an active protection from abuse order against him, Young said.
Details about the court order were not immediately available.
Smith is charged with attempted possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and violation of a PFA order.
He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in default of a $12,500 cash bond.
Four days after Smith’s arrest, police reportedly discovered multiple firearms in the home of Wayne E. Gainer, a 49-year-old resident of the 900 block of North Church Street.
Gainer is prohibited from owning any firearms or ammunition as a result of a prior violent felony conviction, Young said.
Details about that conviction were not immediately available.
Gainer is charged with six counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.
He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of an $18,000 secured bond.