GRAFTON, Mass. — The ex-wife of a Grafton man charged with possessing numerous firearms without a license told authorities her former husband had stolen some of the weapons, court records said.
Steven K. Woskie, 52, of 77 Follette St., was arrested Sunday with the assistance of a Central Mass. Law Enforcement Council SWAT unit and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic aggravated assault and battery, possession of an assault weapon, three counts of possession of large capacity feeding devices, seven counts of possession of firearms/rifle/shotgun without a license, seven counts of improper storage of firearms/rifle/shotgun, improper storage of a large capacity firearm/rifle, and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.
Records on file at Westborough District Court state Donna Vabulas, Woskie's ex-wife, told Grafton Police Woskie kept a loaded AK-47 in his living room and he had many guns in the house. Grafton Police said Woskie did not have a license to possess weapons or ammunition.
Vabulas spoke to police after her son, Jakob Woskie, arrived at her home on Saturday night bleeding heavily, court records said. Jakob Woskie told police he and his girlfriend had been at his father's home, where he was attacked by Steven Woskie, first with a bat and then with a claw hammer. Jakob Woskie told police the attack, which left him with defensive wounds on his left hand, teeth marks on his chest and bloody head wounds, was unprovoked. He was treated for his injuries at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
Vabulas told police that she and her ex-husband divorced 13 or 14 years ago because of domestic violence to her and Jakob, court records said. She also told police several of the weapons in the home were stolen and that suspects had broken in to take back the firearms.
Jakob told Grafton Police his father was a heavy drinker and abused the prescription drug Percocet, court records said. He told police his father stored the “AK-47 in a large green metal tool box in the living room with more firearms,” and that he was allegedly under the influence at the time of the assault.
Woskie is being held in the Worcester County House of Corrections. Judge David Locke set bail at $25,000 cash or $250,000 surety bond. If he makes bail, the court said he must wear a GPS device, be under house arrest, surrender all firearms to the Grafton Police and must stay free from drugs and alcohol.