Wyverstone council chairman charged with firearms offences and assault
- 20 April 2014
- From the section Suffolk
A parish council chairman has been charged with assault and firearms offences after police found "a number of weapons" in Suffolk.
Officers discovered the weapons during a search of a house on Potash Lane, Wyverstone on Thursday while investigating assault allegations.
James Arnold, 49, of Potash Lane, is due before Ipswich magistrates on Monday facing four charges of possessing a prohibited weapon.
He is also accused of two assaults.
Mr Arnold is the serving chairman of Wyverstone Parish Council.
Suffolk Police said a search of the house was continuing.
A 45-year-old woman from the Stowmarket area, who was arrested on suspicion of possession of a prohibited firearm, has been released on police bail until 21 May.