A Farmington convicted felon faces multiple charges including severally counts of illegally possessing firearms and cultivating marijuana after police took him into custody last Wednesday following a brief standoff at his Junior Road home.
Police caught Bruce F. Silvernail, 41, of 21 Junior Rd., Farmington, when he attempted to flee out his back door from officers who had his home surrounded, police said previously in a press release. Officers responded to his house on Oct. 30 after a neighbor reported that he fired a gunshot in his front yard and retreated inside.
Farmington police took him into custody at gunpoint and processed him at 2:29 p.m. on multiple charges, including six counts of criminal possession of a firearm or electronic defense weapon, illegal cultivation of marijuana, illegal manufacturing, distribution or sale of canibus or a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug factory, interfering with an officer, second-degree breach of peace, possession of a controlled substance or less than four ounces of marijuana and unlawful discharge of firearms.
Police held him on a $250,000 surety bond until his Oct. 31 court appearance. A judge continued his case to Dec. 3. He has not pleaded yet in the case.