Man arrested on weapons charge

CHESTERTOWN - An out-of-state man was arrested Nov. 18 on a felony charge for a non-permitted weapon after police responded to a citizen's report that a shot had been fired near some local homes.

At about 11 p.m that night, Warren County Sheriff's officers responded to where the shots were heard, and police discovered that the shots were coming from a property at 14 Fox Lane.

At that address, Douglas A. Link was found to be in possession of a semi-automatic handgun and a revolver both of which he unlawfully possessed because he did not have a New York State pistol permit, police said.

Link, 47, also had a smoking pipe containing marijuana in his possession, according to the county sheriff's officers. Link, from Urichsville, Ohio, was charged with two felony counts of third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon and one count of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation. Link was previously convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance in Oklahoma which elevates the Possession of a Weapon to a felony, police said.

After his arrest, Link was being held in the county jail pending arraignment.

The investigation and arrest were handled by county Patrol Officer Jeremy Coon and Patrol Sergeant Greg Riley with the assistance of the state Police and state Dept. of Environmental Conservation officers.

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