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Police report: Man arrested near White House is ex-cop, had arsenal in car
BY CRIMESIDER STAFF
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 / 6:35 PM / CBS/AP
WASHINGTON -- Court documents reveal that the man arrested near the White House is a former Memphis police officer who had an arsenal of weapons in his car and believed the CIA had implanted a chip in his head.
The man, 37-year-old Timothy J. Bates of Collierville, Tennessee, was arrested early Sunday morning near the White House. He made his first court appearance Monday on charges of illegally carrying a rifle or shotgun.
According to court documents, Bates was approached by uniformed members of the Secret Service as he appeared to be urinating. He told the officers that he was trying to reach Defense Secretary James Mattis or the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Mike Rogers, "for advice on missing paychecks and how to get the dog chip out of my head," the police report said.
Bates gave officers permission to search his illegally parked car, and they discovered nine firearms including a Bushmaster assault rifle and a loaded AK-47. Investigators also seized "multiple rounds" of ammunition including numerous extended magazines, a folding knife, a blackjack and brass knuckles.
A spokesperson for the Memphis Police Department confirmed to CBS affiliate WREG that Bates was an officer from 2000 until 2013, when he retired. The department did not comment further.
The court documents say Bates was "involuntarily committed for mental health reasons in Tennessee" in February of 2017.
He was reportedly transported to a Washington hospital for observation before being booked on criminal charges.
Police: Man caught with weapons, 900 rounds of ammo warns ‘justice is coming’
POSTED 7:19 AM, OCTOBER 5, 2017, BY ERYN TAYLOR AND AP
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. — New information has been released about the man caught carrying numerous weapons and more than 900 rounds of ammunition in east Tennessee.
According to CBS affiliate WJHL, Scott Edmisten was “unsteady” and “very angry” when authorities pulled him over during a traffic stop this week.
On Tuesday, WREG reported Edmisten was driving on a suspended license when he was caught going 55 mph in a 30 mph zone. He allegedly floored it, reaching speeds of 80 mph before finally coming to a stop and taken into custody.
An inventory of his vehicle recovered a loaded .357 magnum, a loaded .45 semi auto, a full auto AR rifle in .223 caliber, a full auto AR rifle in .308 caliber, over 900 rounds of ammunition, a mask and black fatigues. Neither of the full auto rifles were registered and the serial numbers were gone.
Four other guns were reportedly discovered inside the suspect’s home as officer’s executed a search warrant. One had been altered to make it fully automatic. Investigators also found about $6,000 worth of ammunition that hadn’t been opened.
Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal told the Associated Press while guns and ammunition are common in Tennessee, it was “odd” for all the guns and clips to be loaded. In addition, he said, when people have survival gear with them, they are usually going hunting, but that didn’t seem to be the case.
Deputies also said Edmisten wouldn’t make eye contact with them and at one point stated “I know this is about CPS, and I promise you they will get the justice that is coming.” When asked what that meant, “[Edmisten] stated all I needed to know is that justice is coming and I could add myself to that list,” police reports read.
The documents also stated the suspect made threats towards officers and staff, lunged at them and even confessed to making the weapons fully automatic. However, he stated he had not been able to test it out yet.
When asked why he had the guns, he responded saying “all it takes is one.”
Further investigation reveals Edmisten was already on police radar after he allegedly sent “hostile” letters to judges in east Tennessee. He had also just recently lost custody of his children.
Graybeal said he didn’t know why Edmisten lost custody, but that the suspect made it clear he did not like the Department of Children’s Services or law enforcement.
“Whatever he had planned for that morning, that little traffic stop that one of my guys made made all the difference in the world to someone, I believe,” Graybeal said.
Edmisten has been jailed without bond on charges of possessing prohibited weapons, speeding, and felony evading arrest. An attorney listed in court records as representing Edmisten didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment. A bond hearing was set for Oct. 11.
Michael Knight, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has confirmed that the agency is investigating and said authorities “don’t see a connection” to recent mass shootings.
Edmisten’s arrest came a day after Stephen Paddock opened fire on a music festival from a high-rise hotel suite in Las Vegas, leaving 59 people dead and more than 500 injured. When police stormed his room, they discovered that Paddock had killed himself.
Texas Man Facing Weapons Charges Said He Was On Classified Government Mission “Dealing With A Virus”
TEWKSBURY — Police and the FBI are investigating the intentions of a 59-year-old Texas man who man was caught with a massive weapons cache in a Tewksbury hotel before he told investigators he was on a classified mission for a government agency he refused to name.
That man and his common law wife are now both being held without bail as they face over 40 criminal charges, a dangerousness hearing, and investigation by groups that include the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Francho Bradley, of 4378 Ballymena Lane, Frisco, Texas, called police Sunday about 3:47 p.m. to report he believed someone was trying to break into his room at the Marriott Residence Inn, 1775 Andover St., according to Tewksbury police.
A police report says Bradley had a surveillance video feed of his hotel room in his car, and was concerned because the video feed died as he was driving toward Boston.
Bradley asked police to check his room since he admitted there was an unsecured gun in a drawer inside and because he “didn’t want the gun to get into the wrong hands,” according to a police report.
But when Tewksbury police entered Bradley’s room, they found far more than just one gun.
Officers immediately noticed several rifles sticking out of a green flight suit that had been wrapped around them and laid on the room’s floor, according to a police report. There were no signs of a break in, according to police.
Bradley and his common law wife, Adrianne Jennings, 40, of 8247 Brightside Lane, Frisco, Texas, were both detained when they returned to the hotel. Bradley has an active firearms license from Texas, but it is not valid in Massachusetts, according to police.
Police obtained a search warrant for the room and Bradley’s vehicle, and ended up finding eight large-capacity guns, including an AK-47, and an AR-15 that was equipped with a bump stock, a grenade launcher, and a silencer, according to a police report.
Officers also found 19 large-capacity magazines for various guns, dozens of rounds of ammunition, laptop computers, cell phones, walkie talkies, tactical vests, and smoke grenades among other items, according to a police report.
“It should be noted that five of the high capacity magazines were affixed to each other by a homemade case. This was concerning because it allows an individual to shoot off all five magazines in a short amount of time,” police wrote in a report.
When interviewed by police, Bradley said he brought the weapons with him from Texas because he “needed them with him for his mission.”
“Francho went on to say he can’t tell us what he does for work or why he has all the guns with him, but that he is down in this area working for a government agency that is dealing with a virus,” police wrote in a report.
Bradley declined to name the agency or say more because he said the information was classified, according to a police report. Bradley told officers there was no one they could call to verify the information, according to a police report.
At one point Bradley told police he owns Ensyme Engineering, but did not want to comment on what the company does.
Robert Normandin, who represented Bradley at arraignment, said his client is an Army veteran and that Enysma Engineering sells accessories such as communication devices to the military and other clients.
Normandin said the weapons and accessories were “props” that Bradley uses while conducting that business.
Normandin said the gun accessories found by police are not actually functional, though he said he was not immediately sure if the guns themselves were functional.
The website for Enysma Engineering says the company strives “to help business owners develop a solid foundation and operational strategy so they can be successful.”
While the website touts products such as walkie talkies and headsets, it makes no mention of guns or firearm accessories.
Bradley told officers he worked for Los Angeles Police for about five years around 1984, but Los Angeles police told Tewksbury officers they could not immediately confirm whether Bradley ever worked there, according to a police report.
Bradley and Jennings are both charged with 8 counts of possession of a large-capacity firearm, 19 counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device, 8 counts of improper storage of a firearm, three counts of possession of an infernal machine, three counts of possession of a silencer, and one count each of possession of a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a license, and possession of a bump stock.