AR-15 stolen from home of Congresswoman Ellmers - WFLA News Channel 8

AR-15 stolen from home of Congresswoman Ellmers

Posted: Updated:
DUNN, N.C. -

An AR-15 was stolen from the Dunn home of Rep. Renee Ellmers, police reports confirmed.

Several items were stolen from the home Oct. 16, including the AR-15. The AR-15 is a semi-automatic carbine based on the M-16 carried by American soldiers.

Ellmers' press secretary, Tom Doheny, said the weapon was not locked in a gun safe at the time.

According to police documents, her husband, Brent Ellmers, noticed a closet door was open in his garage around 8:40 a.m. There were also items tossed on the floor in the area.

Brent Ellmers said their son had gone target shooting the day before and had left the AR-15 leaning against the gun safe. No firearms from the gun safe were taken, the police report said.

Ellmers' husband admitted to leaving vehicles and garage entry door unlocked during the overnight hours, according to the police report.

Ellmers, a Republican, represents North Carolina's Second District.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed

    Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:29:21 GMT
    A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed.
    A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed.
  • SBI changes could affect 2016 NC gubernatorial election

    SBI changes could affect 2016 NC gubernatorial election

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:11:39 GMT
    McCrory quickly named an acting director for SBI Aug. 7, hours after signing legislation that shifted the agency to one of his Cabinet-level agencies, picking another one of his law enforcement leaders to fill the job.McCrory quickly named an acting director for SBI Aug. 7, hours after signing legislation that shifted the agency to one of his Cabinet-level agencies, picking another one of his law enforcement leaders to fill the job.
    A change in who the director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reports to could have an affect on the 2016 gubernatorial election.
    A change in who the director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reports to could have an affect on the 2016 gubernatorial election.
  • NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:36:33 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.