- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A Tacoma man with domestic violence conviction is now charged with possessing a fully automatic assault rifle.

Seattlepi.com reports (https://bit.ly/1NtFro4 ) that federal prosecutors say the 29-year-old man had an AR-15 machine gun hidden in a hole in the wall of his home.

According to court papers, police visited the man’s home in June because his pregnant girlfriend said he threw her against a wall and threatened to shoot her.

Prosecutors say police found a pistol in the bedroom and five long guns hidden in a plywood-covered hole.

The man can’t legally possess a gun because he was convicted of assaulting his estranged wife in 2012. According to charging papers, he also pointed a gun at her during an argument.

He is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court on Jan. 8.

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Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, https://www.seattlepi.com/

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