Police: Man Arrested For Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Jacksonville Police say they arrested a man for having weapons of mass destruction.

On Friday officers arrested Clay Stampley from a routine traffic stop. Police say Stampley was carrying a concealed weapon which turned out to be a sawed off shotgun.

After a search of a residence, police say they found another sawed off shot gun. Stampley is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Here is how the Jacksonville Police Department released the information to WITN:

Possession of Stolen Property, CCW
Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction
June 26, 2009

For two weeks, officers of the Jacksonville Police Department have received training in Robbery Suppression Techniques. The following is a prime example of the goal of the training. The officers were able to put the training to use and take several weapons off the streets and possibly solve numerous breaking and enterings.

At approximately 1050 P.M. on June 26th, an officer conducted a traffic stop for no tag light. While conducting the traffic stop it was discovered the passenger was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Onslow County Sheriff Department. Further investigation revealed the driver, Clay Stampley, had a concealed weapon in the vehicle. An arrest was made and the investigation continued. Further investigation revealed Mr. Stampley was in possession of a weapon of mass destruction. A consent search was conducted at an address on Marie St. At that location, several weapons were located including two sawed off shotguns. Also recovered were various stolen items. Several of the items were ones reported stolen in cases from the Onslow County Sheriff Department. The investigation is continuing at this time.

Arrested Charges
Clay Edward Stampley 1 count of Carry Concealed Weapon
2087 Haws Run Rd 1 count of Felony Possession of Stolen Goods
Jacksonville, NC 2 counts of Possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction
B/M 22Year old