NC Man Arrested with Assault Weapon Rifle, Body Armor at Cape May, Police Say

A company of recruits march at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.
A company of recruits march during a Sunset Parade held at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May on June 30, 2019. (Richard Brahm/U.S. Coast Guard)

A North Carolina man has been arrested after a search of his vehicle at the entrance to the U.S. Coast Guard’s boot camp in Cape May uncovered weapons, ammunition and body armor.

Officials did not say what, if anything, Dustin A. Peters, 25 of Wilmington, North Carolina, planned to do with the weapons.

Williams vehicle was searched Thursday after he showed up for a graduation ceremony. Guards found him in possession of hollow point ammunition and a handgun, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s office said.

Inside the vehicle, police found an illegal assault rifle, numerous high capacity magazines for the weapon, body armor, and numerous rounds of ammunition, the office said in a statement.

Peters was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a machine gun, possession of an assault weapon and related offenses. He was held at the Cape May County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing.

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