A Harlan man has been indicted on weapons charges after allegedly being found in possession of a .45 caliber handgun.
Philip Osborn, 35, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Brewer on Wednesday.
According to a press release, the indictment was a result of an investigation by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office.
The indictment stems from Osborne’s arrest on Dec. 28.
According to the citation issued at the time of Osborne’s Dec. 28 arrest, police accompanied Probation and Parole officers on a home visit to Osborne’s residence. Upon entering the residence, a .45 caliber handgun and a .410 shotgun were located in plain view on the couch next to Osborne. Osborne is a convicted felon.
Osborne was indicted for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and persistent felony offender II.
He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
Brewer was assisted in the arrest by Deputy Hunter Marcum. The case remains under investigation.
In other police activity:
• Leslie L. Saylor, 24, of Wallins, was arrested on Wednesday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Torstrick. He was charged with second-degree burglary and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center. He was also served with a child support warrant;
• Charles C. Saylor, 24, of Wallins was arrested on Wednesday by Torstrick on a charge of second-degree burglary. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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