An Embden man was charged Thursday with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon after authorities seized seven firearms from his home, including four assault-style rifles, according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Kelly, 26, faces the class C felony charge and was being held without bail on a probation hold, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Friday. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 14.

The sheriff’s office initially received a tip on Aug. 28 from the state’s probation and parole office that Kelly, who lives on Forest Drive, illegally was possessing several guns even though he was on probation and prohibited from doing so. Kelly had his probation transferred from Massachusetts to Maine and had been placed on probation for witness intimidation, a felony charge in Massachusetts. Probation officers told police they had seen numerous guns inside Kelly’s home.

Detective Michael Ross, of the sheriff’s office, confirmed through the District Attorney’s Office in Woburn, Massachusetts, that Kelly was a convicted felon, according to the release. Ross got a search warrant for Kelly’s home and police seized seven firearms. Of those, four were assault-style rifles and two where handguns.

Somerset County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted on the investigation by probation and parole officers and the Maine Warden Service, according to the release.

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