CLEVELAND (AP) — Cuyahoga County prosecutors say authorities seized more than 60 guns from a Cleveland police officer charged with raping and pistol-whipping his girlfriend.
Cleveland.com reports a weapons cache of 67 firearms — including 50 handguns, five assault rifles, an Israeli Uzi submachine gun, seven long rifles and four shotguns — was recovered from an address associated with 51-year-old Officer Tommie Griffin III.
Griffin has been charged with rape, felonious assault and kidnapping in connection with a domestic violence attack on his 40-year-old girlfriend at their home in Parma earlier this month.
Police say Griffin and his victim had a volatile relationship and the attack came about a day after he found her with another man.
Griffin remains jailed despite his attorney’s claims that he isn’t a flight risk.