Thompson Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

by Kelly Mills on April 5, 2010 at 5:29 am

A Zanesville man pled guilty in U.S. District Court Monday on federal weapons charges.

61-year-old Terry Thompson pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of illegal firearms, each count of which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to a press release, Thompson admitted to possessing eight illegal firearms, including five fully automatic firearms and three short-barreled firearms without serial numbers.

In June 2008, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found the weapons when conducting a search of Thompson’s Kopchak Road home.