GRAFTON, Mass - A Grafton man was arrested early Sunday morning after a SWAT team and Grafton Police said they discovered 10 rifles and shotguns plus large amounts of ammunition in the suspect's home.
Steven Woskie, 52, of 77 Follete Street, was 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 an FID.
Grafton Police said they received the tip from Woskie's son, Jakob, who, they said earlier in the evening, was the victim of an unprovoked attack from his father when he tried to enter the Follete Street house, Grafton Police Chief Normand Crepeau Jr. said in a news release. The suspect first wielded a bat , dropped it and then hit his son with a claw hammer, police said
Jakob then left the scene with his girlfriend and drove them to an Upton Street address and later transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
According to the report, the police received information about unsecured and possibly stolen, weapons at the Follette Street address. Grafton Police said a records check indicated that Woskie did not have a license to possess weapons or ammunition.
The report also said that a search warrant was obtained and the Central Mass. Law Enforcement Council SWAT unit was brought in.
At 2:22 a.m. Sunday, the SWAT team entered the home and Grafton Police made the arrest without incident.
A loaded shotgun was found near Woskie's bed, Grafton Police said. The weapons included an AK-47 assault style rifle with three 30-round magazines.
Woskie is being held pending his hearing on Monday at Westborough District Court.
An investigation is under way to determine who owns the weapons. Police said additional charges will be brought if they are stolen.