UPDATED: Alleged Death Threat Leads To Multiple Weapons Charges
May 23, 2014 08:03AM
By Bill Gilman
A Tewksbury man was arrested Thursday on multiple weapons charges, after allegedly threatening to murder an acquaintance.
Henry Mulholland, 58, 1193 Main St., is charged with possession of a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a license, improper storage of a large capacity firearm, three counts of illegal possession of a large capacity feeding device (a magazine clip) and threatening to commit a crime.
According to a Tewksbury Police press release, the incident began on Wednesday when a resident reported that he was the subject of a "threat to kill" by Mulholland.
According to a report in the Lowell Sun, the complaint was filed by Mulholland's roomate and stemmed from an argument between the two over Mulholland eating his roomate's frozen pizza.
During their initial investigation, police learned that Mulholland was illegally in possession of a handgun and several magazines loaded with ammunition and that he had no license for any of it.
Police then obtained a search warrant to search Mulholland's home looking for the gun and ammunition. During the search, police located a loaded 9MM Smith and Wesson handgun with several magazines, along with other live ammunition.
According to police, Mulholland allegedly lied to them about owning a gun or having the weapon and ammunition in the house.
Mulholland was arraigned in Lowell District Court on Thursday. He was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to all charges.
The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center at 978-851-7373. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Tip Line at 978-851-0175 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org