Tenn. Deputies find machine guns, 900 ammo rounds during traffic stop

Oct 3, 2017

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say they found a cache of weapons, including two machine guns, during a traffic stop.

The Johnson City Press reports Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal says deputies performed the traffic stop on a speeding car early Monday morning, and subsequently arrested 43-year-old Scott A. Edmisten for a suspended license. Following the arrest, officers found a loaded .357-caliber Magnum, a loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic, a .223-caliber fully automatic AR rifle, a .308-caliber fully automatic AR rifle, more than 900 rounds of ammunition and survival equipment.

Graybeal says Edmisten had made the guns fully automatic. The automatic weapons weren't registered.

Graybeal says Edmisten threatened the arresting officer and lunged at questioners.

He's charged with speeding, felony evading arrest and possession of prohibited weapons. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.