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Connecticut teen and grandpa arrested for illegal use of ghost weapons

A Connecticut teenager and his grandfather were arrested for conducting a ghost gun operation from their backyard, police said Monday.

Police officers in East Hampton were alerted by a neighbor that officials said the teenager had been illegally manufacturing AR-15 assault rifles.

Clayton Hobby, 18, was initially identified as a suspect. Investigators later learned that his grandfather, Kerry Schunk, 64, also worked with him to make the guns, East Hampton police said.

According to officials, authorities seized several AR-15 ghost rifles at “various stages of assembly,” including one that was converted to fully automatic firing.

Three Ghost Gun polymer handguns, 15 high-capacity magazines and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition were also seized, police said.

Ghost guns are weapons built from a kit that is untraceable to evade detection and regulation.

According to a press release, Hobby has been charged with 23 counts of gun manufacture and gun possession and is being held on $250,000 bail.

Kerry Schunk and Clayton Hobby are accused of making AR-15 ghost guns and stockpiling about 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
Kerry Schunk and Clayton Hobby are accused of making AR-15 ghost guns and stockpiling about 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
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East Hampton Police seized a quantity of illegal handguns and magazines.
East Hampton Police seized a quantity of illegal handguns and magazines.
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Suspect Clayton Hobby is 18 years old.
Suspect Clayton Hobby is 18 years old.
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Clayton Hobbies grandfather Kerry Schunk.
Hobbies grandfather Kerry Schunk.
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Schunk was charged with 22 counts of conspiracy related to the operation and one charge of interfering with an officer. He was being held on $100,000 bail, police said.

Police in nearby New York City recently reported a staggering increase in ghost guns popping up across the five boroughs.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/17/connecticut-teen-grandpa-busted-for-illegal-ghost-gun-operation/ Connecticut teen and grandpa arrested for illegal use of ghost weapons

JACLYN DIAZ

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