Atkinson man held on stun gun charge

Posted Online: April 04, 2014, 8:42 pm
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By Lisa Hammer,
An Atkinson man has been charged in Henry County Circuit Court with two counts of Class 2 felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

Justin Schultz, 29, was charged Friday with the two felony counts as well as Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and Class C possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis.

According to the felony counts, Mr. Schultz was on parole when he possessed a stun gun. If convicted, the charges are nonprobationable.

He was arraigned Friday, and public defender James Cosby was appointed to represent him.
He remained in jail as of Friday on $100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing was set for April 14.


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