Britt Bailey Arrested for 57 Counts of Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon
Sheriff Ken Mascara announced today the arrest of Britt Bailey of Fort Pierce. Bailey was arrested and charged with 57 Counts of Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams.
On August 5, 2009, members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit along with the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the State Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant at Britt Bailey’s residence located at 120 East Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL. During a search of the residence, investigators recovered in excess of 75 shotguns, assault rifles, hunting rifles and numerous handguns. The firearms ranged from .22 caliber handguns to high powered military style assault rifles. Sheriff Mascara said, “Some of these guns were only intended for law enforcement or military use and not be owned by civilians.”
In addition to the firearms, investigators recovered in excess of 4,000 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition ranged from .22 caliber rounds to high velocity rounds such as .223 caliber rounds. Many of the firearms were loaded with a round chambered the firearm. Investigators also recovered approximately 9 grams of marijuana.
Sheriff Mascara said, “The arrestee, Britt Bailey, has a criminal record dating back to 1974 with over 81 charges, 26 of which were felonies. He is a 3 time convicted felon and to be in possession of this kind of fire power, I consider a threat to our community. I’m glad we now have these guns and ammo off the streets and in our possession.”
In addition to the firearms, ammo, and marijuana, investigators seized several vehicles and $20,000.00 in cash. Bailey was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail with a $580,500.00 dollar bond and subsequently bonded out.
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