Abingdon Man Arrested in Carney Gun Assault
Police say the incident occurred on Summit Avenue Thursday evening.
A 30-year-old Abingdon man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a woman by pointing a gun at her during a heated argument over a paternity test at a home in the 3100 block of Summit Avenue.
Police said they arrested Christopher Michael Gelston of the 1000 block of Seray Court in Abingdon.
A search of the vehicle Gelston drove to the Summit Avenue home, a rented blue Ford Escape registered in Tennessee, revealed a waist pack filled with ammunition in various calibers, a military field pack containing a machete, knife, flashlight and military-style goggles, a white club with the words "white power stick" written on it in black paint, several blood-covered shooting targets, and a JC Higgins Model 31 .22 caliber rifle, among other items, according to a police report.
Also recovered at the scene was the HiPoint C9 9 millimeter Luger handgun allegedly used in the assault.
A search of online court records shows that Gelston was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, posession of a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure, posession of a handgun, felony use of a firearm in a violent crime, illegal posession of a firearm, illegally having a handgun in a vehicle, possessing a handgun with a prior felony conviction and posession of a rifle or shotgun with a prior felony conviction.
Court records also show that Gelston has two open appeals in Baltimore County court in regards to a 2000 assault case where he pleaded guilty and a 2008 case where he was found guilty of possessing a dangerous weapon on school property and sentenced to three years in jail.
He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of $200,000 bond. A preliminary hearing date has been set for July 13.