Felons Charged With Illegal Possession of Rifle in Bridgeport

By Ari Mason
|  Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013  |  Updated 5:01 PM EDT
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Felons Charged With Illegal Possession of Rifle

Bridgeport Police Department

Giovanni Candelario (left) and Ramon Candelario (right), both convicted felons out on probation, were arrested after police reportedly found an illegal rifle in their Bridgeport apartment.

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Two convicted felons are facing charges after police found an illegal assault rifle and high-capacity magazine in their Bridgeport home, authorities said.

According to police, officers were conducting a “compliance check” at the North Avenue apartment of two felons out on probation when they discovered an SKS7.62x29mm rifle in the back of a closet, along with a 100-round magazine containing 95 .233-caliber rounds and “other weapon-related items.”

Giovanni Candelario, 20, and Ramon Candelario, 23, both of whom were on supervised release, were charged with criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of an assault weapon.

Each suspect’s bond was set at $100,000.

The two had been previously arrested and convicted on felony drug charges.

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