January 28, 2005
COUNTY MAN GUILTY OF FIREARMS VIOLATION
Attorney General, J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announces that Joseph
Glenn Myers was found guilty in Howard County Circuit Court of
filing a false application to purchase a regulated firearm. Mr.
Myers was found guilty upon the State’s presentation in
which Mr. Myers filed an incorrect application to purchase a
handgun from a dealer at a gun show in Timonium, Md.
to the statement Mr. Myers answered “No” to a question
on the application which states in pertinent part “Have
you ever been convicted of .... any violation classified as a
misdemeanor in this State that carries a statutory penalty of
more than two years....?” In fact, Meyers had been convicted
of second degree assault in November of 2000 and placed on probation
for one year. Myers was also ordered to pay a $100 fine and court
case was investigated by the Maryland State Police Firearms Enforcement
Section. The case was prosecuted by the Firearms Trafficking
Unit of the Attorney General’s Criminal Investigations
Division. This unit is funded by grants from the Governor’s
Office of Crime Control and Prevention and the Maryland State
Police Cease Fire Council.