Police in Cleveland seized a cache of semi-automatic rifles, ammunition, body armor and smoke grenades from the home of a local judge who was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of domestic violence, according to Cleveland.com.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance T. Mason, 46, was accused of punching his estranged wife repeatedly as well as biting and choking her on Saturday, according to the website.
Masons’ family called the police following the incident, saying they were worried that he was potentially suicidal, Cleveland.com reported.
Police arrived at Mason’s house, where he surrendered, according to Cleveland.com, before admitting that he had a number of weapons in his bedroom and attic.
The news site reported that officers searched the home and quickly found a variety of weapons. The officers found smoke grenades, body armor, a sword, multiple semi-automatic rifles, more than 2,300 rounds of ammunition and nearly 500 shotgun shells.
Cleveland.com reported the items were confiscated for “safe-keeping.”