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State Auditor seizes 72 illegally obtained weapons in Jefferson Davis County

(Jackson, Miss.) – Special agents with the State Auditor's Office, in conjunction with the local district attorney, executed a search warrant on Oct. 27, at the residence of Walter Earl Bullock. The State Auditor's Office received information that Bullock possessed city-owned weapons, including 3 automatic rifles and 4 sawed-off shotguns, believed to be illegally obtained by Bullock. 

"Our search warrant of Earl Bullock's residence resulted in the recovery of 72 weapons believed to be illegally obtained by Bullock," said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. "We believe the majority of the weapons were purchased by the City of Bassfield but were later converted to personal use by Bullock. We are working to determine who purchased each weapon in order to return it to the proper government entity.  The 4 sawed-off shotguns seized are illegal to possess, and we are working with Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agency to properly dispose of them. This investigation remains ongoing, and we are working with the District Attorney to address potential prosecution." 

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations assisted in the execution of the search warrant and seizure of the 72 weapons from Bullock's residence.

Bullock is the former Chief of Police for the City of Bassfield. He is running unopposed for re-election as Constable in Jefferson Davis County in the November 8 general election.

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