A New York State Man Charged With Multiple Felonies For ‘Ghost Guns’
A New York man was arrested and charged with multiple felonies after he was found to be in possession of 'ghost guns.' The Springfield man was taken into custody by members of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations. On Sunday, April 10, 2022, New York State Troopers were called to the Richfield Springs barracks. A domestic situation had been called into 911. An alleged attempted break-in was taking place at a home on County Highway 54 in the town of Springfield.
The 37-year-old man, Kenneth A. Carson, was allegedly trying to enter the home of an acquaintance. He discharged a weapon outside of the house.
He has been charged with the following offenses:
- Attempted Burglary in the first degree, class “B” felony
- Criminal Use of a Firearm in the second degree, class “C” felony
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree, class “C” felony
- Manufacture of a Machine Gun, class “D” felony
- Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree, class “D” felony
- Reckless Endangerment in the first degree, class “D” felony
- Criminal Mischief in the third degree, class “E” felony
Carson was allegedly in possession of 'ghost guns,'
Ghost guns are unserialized and untraceable firearms that can be bought online and assembled at home. They are often sold through "ghost gun kits," which include all of the parts and often the equipment necessary to build these weapons at home. These kits are widely available and can be purchased by anyone, including prohibited purchasers, domestic abusers, and gun traffickers — without a background check.
He was processed at the State Police headquarters in Richfield Springs, then taken to Otsego County Central Arraignment and Processing. His bail was set at $20,000 cash bail or $45,000 bond. Carson is due back in Springfield Town Court on May 5, 2022.