Probation terms granted for defendant in illegal guns case – York News-Times

YORK – Lauren D. Bauer, 47, of Polk, has been given probation in a case related to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

He appeared in York County District Court this past week, before Judge James Stecker.

According to court documents, the York County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant, in late February, at Bauer’s residence which was listed as being in the Arborville area.

Investigators said they were looking into a complaint involving suspected firearms being in his possession because he is a convicted felon.

In doing a search of the residence, law enforcement officers said they found firearms in the dining room area. They said there was a high powered rifle in the entry way, a high powered rifle in a gun cabinet and a Muzzleloader, also in a gun cabinet. They said they also found 13 boxes of ammunition.

Investigators say in court documents that Bauer indicated to them he didn’t know he could not possess firearms.

“The state reviewed the pre-sentence report and it looks like he has had a period of law abiding conduct, he’s been employed, and that he is a suitable candidate for probation,” said acting York County Attorney Benjamin Dennis.

“I would agree,” said Steven Fillman, Bauer’s attorney. “We are asking the court to place him on probation. He qualifies for low risk supervision probation, he scored low risk is almost every category. Since his felony in the 1990s, he has had a very good record, he has never been abusive, he has been active in his church, is the father of three who helps coach baseball and was recently granted the ability by the county court to adopt his wife’s

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