PERU — A Peru man was charged with possession of an assault rifle and magazines and felony criminal mischief following an alleged domestic incident Thursday.
During an argument with his girlfriend Thursday night, Stuart M. Strader, 27, allegedly broke her laptop and threatened to kill her, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.
Strader’s girlfriend gave a Romanian G AK-47 rifle with three large magazines to State Police at the Plattsburgh barracks, police said. The weapon allegedly belonged to him, police said.
Police took possession of the weapon.
Strader was arrested the next morning and was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (assault rifle), a felony; third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (ammunition clip), a felony; third-degree criminal mischief with damage of property valued at more than $250, a felony; and second-degree harassment, a violation.
He was arraigned in Peru Town Court and released in accordance with a pre-trial release program, police said.
Strader is due to reappear in court at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg