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Police: Man found with AK-47 and handgun in car violated protection order

New Hampshire Union Leader

August 21. 2017 10:52PM

HOOKSETT — A Goffstown man was arrested Monday on charges he violated a protection order that forbid him from possessing firearms, after Hooksett police say they found a rifle and handgun in his car.

According to Sgt. Mike Zappala, officer Brian Roche was dispatched around 6:42 p.m. to investigate a report of a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through the Home Depot parking lot on Quality Drive.

While attempting to locate the vehicle, Roche noticed a vehicle with a man inside who appeared to be unconscious.

According to police, prior to checking on the welfare of the man, Roche reported seeing an AK-47 rifle and an M & P handgun on the front passenger seat.

Roche asked the man, identified by police as Michael Tautkus, 38, of Goffstown, to exit the vehicle.

He determined Tautkus was a defendant in an active protection order issued out of the 6th Circuit Hillsborough Family Court, and was prohibited from possessing firearms.

Tautkus' firearms were seized and he was arrested and charged with violation of a protection order.

Tautkus with taken to the Hooksett Police Department where he was booked, processed and transported to the Merrimack County Jail. A video arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.

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