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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.

Guy June 15, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Sure hope the test is negative!
Harry Callahan June 15, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Lock this guy up and throw away the key. A felon in possession of a firearm is another felony offense. He knew it was a felony and chose to commit the felony. Obviously this guy has a single-digit IQ and need to be put away for a lengthy period of time. His trial should take less than 60 seconds. I offer the transcript here: Prosecutor: Call officer XYZ to the stand. Prosecutor: "Officer, did you see Mr. Gelston in possession of a firearm on the day in question?" Officer XYZ: "Yes." Prosecutor: "No further questions." Defense counsel: "No questions." Prosecutor: "The State rests." Defense: "No witnesses." Judge: "I find the defendant GUILTY as charged and sentence him to the max. Next case."
Red Dolphin June 17, 2012 at 02:02 AM
HA HA thats a good one,Guy
Red Dolphin June 17, 2012 at 02:03 AM
he;s going home,,,,,,,,,,,, jail is his home
turd fergueson June 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM
total SCUM!!!!!!!!!!!!
turd fergueson June 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM
This is what happens when you smoke bath salts people!!!
joan June 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM
He shouldn't have a bail.....
Jill Eagan June 19, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Shame on you all not one of you has any idea how many incorrest facts are in this article and shame on you all for judging someones life when you don't really know what happened....he was set up and the supposed victim will be testifying as such so you all wait and keep your mouths shut in the meantime. What the hell ever happened to "alleged" or "innocent until proven guilty"? Not one of you has a clue and this angers me more then anything. Ignorance is too widespread....so sad.
joan June 19, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Just look at his record people.......
joan June 19, 2012 at 03:16 PM
The facts, just look at his record, come on people we don't need this in our society.... Carrying hand gun, rifle, bs.....And it's not his first time. Md.GOV will tell you whats correct info oh and he has no bail, that's a good thing....
Brad June 19, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I agree. Innocent before proven guilty. What happened to this country. None of us truly know the facts and until a judge makes his ruling nobody else has a right to judge. We have all done things in our past I'm sure we don't want to be the basis of who we are perceived to be now.
chris June 20, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Jill baby!! Did I hear you just say that he was set up?????? So the rifle, the hand gun the ammunition the club the read "White power stick and the targets were put in his car huh? I think I'm dumber for having just listened to your statement!!! I have known this kid all my life and can tell you he is a piece of shit!!!!!! He knew damn well what would happen if he was caught with guns!! He's a felon!! I really cant stop laughing at this one!! lol. set up!! lol. Yeah, and OJ didn't kill Nicole either!!! HAHA!!!!!!!
dieter June 21, 2012 at 03:48 PM
really , cause funny he goes home to someone else not you lyssa this make believe family your talking about is a joke. he doesn't think of you sexually he doesn't touch you like that he comes to spend time with his so called kid, who does he give his paychecks to not you. so there is no family and you said that your girl is not his. you may have a son with him but yet you waited almost 9 years to tell him then didn't go through cse to prove it. this is your fault , you went about this the wrong way and you lied and stole from him. and the worse part of all this is not chris going to jail it is the irreversable damage you have caused to your son.
dieter June 21, 2012 at 05:32 PM
lol @Brad Jill sees Lyssa for what she really is a young women that still has not grown up because she had kids so young and feels she needs some excitement in her life and can't keep her mouth shut and should relize she isn't helping herself, her kids, or chris when she keeps on running it. If you wanna play the game Lyssa #1 rule is keep your mouth shut and the the few women that can deal with chris no how to shut him up and don't have to here stories or bs or some true stuff too . for anyone if u are in an abusive relationship u get out not stay for a day a month a year and a half.
Robert June 21, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Brad Mulcahy. I wouldn't be so quick to judge other people unless you want others to dig into your past also. http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=105145016&loc=69&detailLoc=DSK8
Robert June 21, 2012 at 05:50 PM
http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=105145017&loc=69&detailLoc=DSK8 http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=105145018&loc=69&detailLoc=DSK8
Lyssa Lynn Ducote June 21, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I AM the person THEY say Chris assulted. HE NEVER TOUCHED ME WITH A FINGER OR A GUN! He is a good man! I HAVE 2 KIDS! Chris, being the great man he is, cares for MY KIDS! MY KIDS FATHER isnt the best man for the honor of being their dad. Chris has stepped in and shown them how to act and how to allow themselves to be treated by others. He does this by spending time with them and showing me nothing but respect. I dont care what all of you "outsiders" think. The people who know what happened that night are all that matter. It was Chris, me, and both MY KIDS! They were here! Dont you think they would have said something? Chris doesnt deserve you people talking about him this way espeacially since you dont know what you are saying!
Lyssa Lynn Ducote June 21, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Say what you want! This is about me and Chris and Chis didnt do anything to hurt me.MY kids are no ones concern except me and ther dad....not CHRIS! I have my reaons and so does Chris. Im not playing this game with any of you. Chris is innocent of this and shouldnt be where he is for the reasons he's there. That's it.

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