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Arlington man arrested in buried gun case

Arlington police and FBI agents arrested an Arlington man during their investigation of a gun and weapons parts found buried earlier this month, officials said Friday..

Authorities executed a search warrant Thursday at a home in the 4000 block of North 17th Street and later charged Rodney Gunsauley, 61, with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said in a statement. Gunsauley was held without bond at the county detention facility, the statement said.

On Oct. 12, police were called to an area near Patrick Henry Drive and I-66, where workers were digging and said they found PVC pipe containing a gun and weapons parts. The FBI was also called to investigate.

It was not clear what led police to the Arlington residence and a police spokeswoman declined to release any more details about the case.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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