Hadlock man charged with illegal-firearm possession

Kirk Boxleitner kboxleitner@ptleader.com
Posted 3/28/17

A Port Hadlock man is scheduled to stand trial in May on charges of unlawful possession of 16 firearms.

Frankie Gene Bocook Jr., 39, was arrested March 15 at his home in the 100 block of Fir …

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Hadlock man charged with illegal-firearm possession

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A Port Hadlock man is scheduled to stand trial in May on charges of unlawful possession of 16 firearms.

Frankie Gene Bocook Jr., 39, was arrested March 15 at his home in the 100 block of Fir Circle. As of Monday, March 27, he remained in Jefferson County Jail. Bail was set at $150,000.

Bocook pleaded not guilty March 24 in Jefferson County Superior Court; his trial has been set for May 5-6.

Bocook was charged with one count for each of the 16 firearms found in his home after Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies, acting on a tip, obtained a warrant to search his home, according to court records.

Of those 16 counts, 13 were for unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, while the remaining three counts stem from alleged unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle.

Three of the 16 firearms had barrels measuring less than 16 inches and stocks meeting the legal definition of rifles, according to court records.

JCSO Det. Brett Anglin wrote in a probable-cause statement that on March 14 he met with a person who claimed that Bocook was in possession of numerous firearms, including short-barreled and fully automatic rifles, as well as police gear, including uniforms, with markings.

Bocook has a previous conviction for domestic violence, and is not allowed to possess firearms as a result, Anglin wrote in the probable-cause report.

On March 15, the tipster led Anglin to a witness, who recalled seeing Bocook with a firearm about four months earlier.

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