Edward Carroll Gaines, 73

BRYANS ROAD, Md. – On September 30, detectives were conducting an investigation into an assault and were inside a residence in the 200 block of Gentry Court in Bryans Road.

During the investigation, detectives found a loaded firearm inside the house. Edward Carroll Gaines, 73, of Bryans Road, is prohibited from possessing a regulated firearm due to a previous felony conviction. Investigators also learned Gaines had an open warrant through the Maryland State Police.

Gaines was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. The investigation into the assault is ongoing.