WARSAW — A North Webster man was arrested for allegedly possessing a firearm reported stolen from Ohio almost 10 years ago.
William C. Harr IV, 52, 207 E. Huntington St., North Webster, is charged with theft, a level 5 felony; and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.
On Sept. 28, an Indiana State Police trooper noticed a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit on Old Road 30. The trooper pulled the vehicle over and identified its driver as Harr.
According to court documents, while removing Harr and a passenger from the vehicle, the trooper noticed the smell of marijuana coming from Harr’s person.
A K9 unit at the scene alerted to illegal drugs in the vehicle.
Upon searching the vehicle, officers found a single-shot revolver reported stolen from Ohio in November 2014, a rifle, and 0.5 grams of marijuana.
The stolen firearm’s owner said a gun safe containing multiple firearms was stolen from him between Oct. 28, 2014, and Nov. 3, 2014.
Harr admitted to smoking marijuana the day before being pulled over and said he purchased the stolen firearm from a friend a couple years ago. He said the friend did not have a federal firearms license but did not want to tell law enforcement who he received the firearm from.
Harr has already been arrested and released on bond. He has an initial hearing at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Kosciusko Superior Court Two.