Traffic stop reveals loaded AR15 assault rifle and other loaded guns

| 13 Jun 2022 | 09:18

A traffic stop in the Village of Warwick resulted in the arrest of a 34 year old man on several weapons charges. On Thursday, June 9, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Cory R. McCullough was stopped for multiple vehicle and traffic violations on Maple Avenue in the Village of Warwick. A check of his license showed his privileges to operate a motor vehicle were suspended.

He was detained and questioned. During the questioning it was determined that he was in possession of two handguns and an AR15 assault rifle all with multiple loaded magazines. McCullough was arrested and charged with three felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He was processed at the Warwick Police Station and later arraigned in the City of Middletown Court. He was sent to Orange County Jail on $15,000 cash bail or a $45,000 bond.

Warwick Police Chief John Rader said that he could provide no other information, as investigation of the incident continues.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation that the defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.