Three Welcome residents face criminal charges for allegedly leaving loaded firearms within reach of a toddler living in their mobile home.
Twenty one year old Brandon Buesing, 39 year old Dusty Flynn and 27 year old David Clay Jr, were each charged this week with one count of negligent firearm storage in Martin County District Court.
The charges carry a sentence of up to a year in jail and $3,000 in fines.
On July 31st, Sherburn/Welcome Police were summoned to the Elm Tree Trailer Court where Buesing and Clay had become involved in a physical confrontation, according to court documents.
According to a criminal complaint, Clay told the investigating officer that Buesing had a loaded Remington 9mm Handgun and a 12 gauge shotgun inside the mobile home.
Clay was then asked if the firearms inside the mobile home were accessible to the 3 year old child living there, at which time Clay confirmed they were.
Clay was arrested for Domestic Assault and transported to the Martin County Jail.
According to the court documents, Police later returned to the mobile home to question Flynn, another occupant, about the weapons, at which time it was revealed that the firearms were always loaded and were never locked up.