Authorities seized 13 firearms and ammunition on May 30 from a Finksburg man allegedly not permitted to possess them, court documents show.
Kevin James Pickett, 39, of the 2400 block of Bollinger Mill Road, was charged with 16 counts of allegedly possessing a rifle/shotgun while being a person convicted of a disqualifying crime and one count of possessing ammunition while being prohibited from possessing a regulated firearm, according to electronic court records.
The warrant for his arrest was issued June 11 and was served Tuesday, according to electronic court records. Pickett was released after posting $10,000 bond Wednesday — the same day as his bail bond review, according to electronic court records. He was initially held in default of $5,000 bond.
According to the statement of charges, Maryland State Police discovered Pickett sold three firearms — a Mossberg model 500 12-gauge shotgun, a Henry Repeating Arm Model Big Boy .44 rifle, and a Marlin .30-30 rifle — to Baltimore’s Best Pawn in Finksburg between Jan. 31 and Feb. 27.
Previous convictions prevent Pickett from possessing firearms, according to the statement. Pickett was charged with unauthorized use of livestock/motor vehicle in 1999, 2000, and 2001; theft of over $300 in 1999; and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in 2000, according to the statement. Stealing a vehicle is classified as a felony, according to the statement.
Authorities executed a search and seizure warrant at Pickett’s home while he was present May 30 and took “13 additional firearms and ammunition ... which consisted of five rifles and eight shotguns,” according to the statement.
No attorney for Pickett was listed in online court records. A trial is scheduled for Aug. 16 in Carroll County District Court.