Correction: A previous version of this article contained information stating Llewellyn was not licensed in NYS to possess firearms, that information has been corrected to include the proper wordage regarding NYS gun laws as firearms is a broad category.
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WETM) — A Chemung County man was arrested on Wednesday after an incident involving a handgun led police to find a stockpile of illegally owned weapons at his home and property.
According to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, 58-year-old Daniel K. Llewellyn of Big Flats was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 15, on the charges of menacing in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class C felony.
Police say that on Sunday, Nov. 12, around 2:15 p.m. Llewellyn was involved in an incident on Davenport Road in Big Flats. Police say the incident happened when a resident on the road saw Llewellyn driving very fast and yelled at him to slow down.
The report states that Llewellyn proceeded to stop his vehicle, get out, and show a handgun during the incident. A report of the incident was made and an investigation into it began.
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Llewellyn was found and stopped by police in his vehicle. Police say he was taken into custody, and after searching his vehicle, police found a handgun inside.
Police learned that Llewellyn did not have a permit to possess handguns or semi-automatic rifles in New York State. The investigation continued as police searched his home on Woodland Drive to find another handgun.
Further developments led police to a storage facility in Horseheads that Llewellyn rented out and searched the unit. Inside the unit, police found even more handguns as well as several rifles. Police say that some of the weapons had silencers, flash suppressors, folding or telescopic stocks, a bayonet, and pistol grips that are non-NYS compliant. Sheriff William Schrom told 18 News that none of the weapons were purchased in New York and were brought from Texas.
Llewellyn was seen in Big Flats Town Court with bail set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 property bond, more charges are expected to come as Llewellyn is scheduled to return to court soon.