- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man who was arrested after authorities found a machine gun in his trailer is seeking to be released while he awaits trial on federal weapons charges.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://goo.gl/8stWWN ) that Michael Emry’s attorney filed a motion Friday in federal court in Eugene seeking his release.

The FBI took him into custody in May in John Day, Oregon. FBI and ATF agents searched Emry’s trailer, which was serving as his home, and found the weapon.

The FBI says Emry admitted he took the gun from a shop where he works in Boise, Idaho. Emry says the owner of the shop didn’t know that he had taken the weapon.

Emry faces charges of illegally possessing a machine gun not registered to him and illegally having a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

He has a hearing July 11 in federal court in Eugene.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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