Firearms confiscated from Paw Paw home
SIXTEEN RIFLES, SHOTGUNS AND HANDGUNS WERE CONFISCATED by Morgan County Sheriff's Deputies when they went to serve a Paw Paw man with an Emergency Protection Order. Shown with the weapons are Chief Deputy Vince Shambaugh, Sheriff Ronald McIntire and Deputy Tony G. Link, the investigating officer.
Police went to the Paw Paw home of Lloyd Howard Fishel after being told of threats made by Fishel, who had a record of being convicted of felony assault in Hagerstown in 1984, according to police reports. While serving the protection order, deputies noticed a 12-gauge shotgun in Fishel's residence, spurring a search which turned up 15 other firearms throughout the house, according to Link. Fishel was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
"It puts out a message to felons," said Sheriff McIntire. "If they have firearms in their possession, eventually we'll find out about it."