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Fulton man arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of illegal weapon after traffic stop reveals guns and a silencer

Date:  February 12, 2018

Arrested person information: 

Brett Welsh, 31, of Fulton

Narrative: 

On February 12, 2018 at approximately 4:46 p.m., a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed Brett Welsh, whom he knew to have a revoked driver’s license, operating a vehicle on State Road Z near Wood Street in Fulton.  Deputies stopped the vehicle on State Road Z near North Business 54 and subsequently arrested Welsh.

During a search of Welsh’s vehicle, two firearms and a silencer were located inside the vehicle.   According to public court records, Welsh is a convicted felon, thus for, mere possession of a firearm is unlawful under state and federal law.

Welsh was transferred to the Callaway County Jail and booked / processed for several FELONY offenses; to include, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of an Illegal Weapon, and Driving While Revoked.  Welsh was released to the Callaway County Jail without bond pending a court-set bond setting by a judge.

Further public information as to past and current court cases involving Welsh may be accessed through the state courts public access point – www.courts.mo.gov/casenet.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of press release.

** All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law **