Seized firearms up for auction at Mercer County pawnshop

PRINCETON — A sheriff’s division public sale going down Saturday at a Mercer County pawnshop options numerous firearms from a group that was seized by order of the Mercer County Circuit Court docket.

The public sale, scheduled to start out 2 p.m. at Godfather’s Pawn off 407 Rogers Road in Princeton, can have 29 firearms that made up a gun assortment, in keeping with Chief Deputy Joe Parks of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Division.

Displayed on the pawn store’s wall racks and in glass instances, the firearms up for public sale embrace fashions equivalent to a Beretta .32-caliber pistol, a Colt .45-caliber 1911 pistol, a Winchester mannequin 44-40 lever motion, a Colt AR-10 .308-caliber, a Colt .45-caliber revolver, a Desert Eagle .50 pistol, and extra. Parks stated the weapons didn’t come from seizures made throughout particular person investigations.

“These firearms are seized based mostly on a judgment given down by the (Mercer County) circuit courtroom over a civil matter,” Parks stated. “It was civil litigation from one get together to a different.”

Parks couldn’t describe the civil case as a result of it was “a non-public matter,” however stated the public sale was nonetheless a sheriff’s division motion. The firearms are good high quality, he added.

“They’re collector-edition kind firearms,” he stated. “Any collector want to have any of them of their assortment.”

The public sale is being held at Godfather’s Pawn as a substitute of the Mercer County Courthouse as a result of the enterprise can facilitate the data checks required by the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), Parks stated.

“That is the rationale why we selected that venue,” he acknowledged.

Prebidding (absentee bids) had been being taken on-line. The firearms at the moment are on show on the pawn store.

“Proper now we’re standing at 12,000 stable bids at this level,” Parks stated.

Proceeds from the public sale will go towards settling the excellent judgment in civil courtroom. The sheriff’s division and the pawnshop will every obtain a charge. Parks stated the sheriff’s division charge would go into its normal fund.

— Contact Greg Jordan at gjordan@bdtonline.com

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