A convicted felon who allegedly bragged to Child Protective Services workers about having firearms has been arrested after deputies later discovered he did in fact have a shotgun in his Rose residence that he legally was prohibited from possessing.
Shane E. Smolinski, 39, of 9890 Glenmark Road, was arrested just after 11 a.m. Thursday after a search warrant was executed by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor, after deputies found a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun behind a doorway in his home.
Deputies were alerted to Smolinski after CPS workers reported that he had made multiple remarks about possessing firearms during a visit to his home.
Smolinski was arraigned in the Town of Lyons Court and released. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Rose Court at a later date to answer the charge.