Local Convicted Felon Faces Charges for Allegedly Possessing Firearms at Clarion County Residence

Jacob Deemer

Jacob Deemer

Published March 28, 2024 4:28 am
Last Updated: March 28, 2024 9:59 pm
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PERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) — A local convicted felon is accused of possessing two illegal firearms at a residence in Perry Township.

According to court documents, Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 52-year-old Ronald C. Bartlett, of Parker, in Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller on February 29.

He was arraigned on March 1, at 10:00 a.m., on the following charges:

– Possession Of Firearm Prohibited, Felony 1 (two counts)
– Posses Firearm W/Manufacturer Number Altered, Etc., Felony 2

Unable to post $1,500.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

The charges stem from a dispute that occurred on the 5700 block of Doc Walker Road in Perry Township, Clarion County.

According to the criminal complaint released on Wednesday, March 27, PSP Clarion Trooper Ryan Wilson was dispatched around 1:00 p.m. on February 21, to the above-described location.

Upon arrival, Trooper Wilson talked with Ronald Bartlett and a known male. The known male related that Bartlett had guns in the residence and he was a convicted felon not to possess a firearm, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, a search of Bartlett’s criminal history showed that he was a convicted felon prohibiting him from having a firearm. Bartlett was asked if he had any firearms in the residence, and he related that he only had BB guns.

The known male took Trooper Wilson to the basement of his residence and gave permission to search for the firearms. There, Trooper Wilson located a box that “seemed heavy,” containing several BB pistols. When Trooper Wilson got to the bottom of the box, he located an H&R Arms 32SW Revolver with a serial number and a black double barrel cut-off 10 shotgun with the serial number and all markings filed off the firearm, the complaint states.

Bartlett was questioned about the firearms, and he reportedly admitted that they were his and that he brought them with him when he moved to the residence from New York, the complaint notes.

According to court documents, charges against Bartlett were held for court during a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, March 26, with Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C Miller presiding.

He remains incarcerated in the Clarion County Jail.

A formal arraignment is scheduled for May 8, at 9:00 a.m. with The Honorable Sara J. Seidle-Patton presiding.

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