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Jason Eli Brown. Photo courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.

Originally published: 2013-08-07 08:58:42
Last modified: 2013-08-09 17:09:54

Man charged with possession of stolen guns

by Staff Reports

Deputies arrested a Boone man last week after he was found in possession of seven stolen guns and other items, the Watauga County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.

The patrol division arrested Jason Eli Brown, 30, of 338 Brook Hollow Road, Boone, during a traffic stop Aug. 1.

Brown, a convicted felon, was found in possession of seven stolen guns, a stolen flatscreen television, two stolen laptops and additional items, according to the sheriff's office.

He was charged with seven counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, four counts of possession of stolen property and one count of driving while license revoked, the sheriff's office reported

Brown was issued a $40,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 20.

CLARIFICATION: The Watauga County Sheriff's Office has provided an alternate address for Jason Eli Brown. Brown's driver license address is 338 Brook Hollow Road in Boone, and the story has been changed to reflect that address.