On Thursday, Jan. 24, Shelton police arrested 58-year-old Michael Soda of 39 Shelton Rd. on the charges of:
- Disorderly conduct (2 counts)
- Illegal possession of an assault weapon
The arrest was based on an investigation into a domestic dispute that occurred on Jan 11. Due to threats made at the house, police entered the house that night and seized all of Soda’s weapons.
After investigating ongoing domestic issues at the house and inspecting the weapons seized, police determined that one of the rifles was a banned assault rifle.
The rifle was a Norinco brand AK-47 in 7.62 x 39 mm assault rifle made in China which had several features added to make it a banned weapon. Soda surrendered at Police HQ yesterday after learning the warrant was issued. Soda posted a court set $5,000 bond. Soda will be arraigned in Derby Superior Court today.