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Convicted felon charged with gun possession

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A St. Albans man who was previously convicted with of felony is facing more criminal charges after he was found to be in possession of a gun.

John Michael Maus, 47, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly had the gun and ammunition in a bag he carried into St. Francis Hospital.

Maus, who was being treated for high blood pressure, gave permission to a hospital nurse to search the bag for medication he was taking, according to court documents.

During the search, a nurse found the semi-automatic handgun and a box of ammunition. The hospital staff took the weapon to a security office and called police because weapons are not allowed on hospital property.

Maus was previously convicted and served time for first-degree sexual abuse in West Virginia and for first-degree robbery and second-degree burglary in New York, according to police.


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