Metro

Weymouth man pleads guilty to weapons charge

A Weymouth man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to a charge of being a felon in possession of weapons and ammunition, officials said.

Robert Nicholas Kurtzer, 36, was prohibited from owning the weapons because of a prior conviction for armed robbery, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Advertisement

The weapons charge stemmed from an investigation that began in the spring of 2016.

On July 12, officers stopped a pick-up truck that Kurtzer was a passenger in and found him with a “large knife on his hip and a canister of pepper spray,” the statement said.

Get Fast Forward in your inbox:
Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

The officer asked if there were any more weapons in the car, and Kurtzer replied, “Lots of them.”

The officers arrested Kurtzer for after they found the blade and pepper spray, in addition to 12 rounds of assorted ammunition, the statement said.

A cache of weapons was later found during a search of his home and a storage locker. Two AR 15-style assault weapons were found, along with a rifle, two handguns, numerous weapons parts and nearly 700 rounds of ammunition, prosecutors said.

Advertisement

Sentencing was scheduled for July 13, the statement said.

Dylan McGuinness can be reached at dylan.mcguinness@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DylMcGuinness.
Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.