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Wilmington teen facing charges for stolen firearms

Braxton Billings arrested and charged with felony firearm possession. (Courtesy Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON — A teen has been charged with felony possession of stolen firearms. 

The Wilmington Police Department arrested 18-year-old, Braxton Billings, on Wednesday, June 12, after discovering six firearms, three of which were reported stolen, along with ammunition and marijuana at a residence on North McMillian Avenue.

Police conducted a welfare check following reports of gunfire at the location. Upon arrival, officers detected the odor of drugs, prompting a search of the residence.

Billings is currently held at the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center on a $25,000 secured bond.

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