Tue July 9, 2013
Prosecutors Drop Gun Permit Charges Against Delaware Man
Jeremy Preston will not be facing felony charges for carrying a concealed firearm after he was stopped by police. His Tennessee firearm permit expired when he obtained a Delaware driver’s license.
On Monday prosecutors dropped the charges.
The 33-year old Middletown engineer called the incident a Second Amendment nightmare.
Preston told the Wilmington News Journal that he would move quickly to get the arrest expunged from his record and hopes that it will not affect his career designing efficiency systems for nuclear plants.
Since his June 17th arrest he had not been able to work at the Peach Bottom nuclear plant in York County, Pennsylvania.
If he had been convicted he could have been behind bars for up to eight years.
But prosecutor Mark Denny said his office decided against moving ahead with the charges.