Search warrant yields an arsenal after man brings loaded firearm to a store

A Goodridge man has been charged in Pennington County District Court after he allegedly possessed a loaded firearm at a liquor store.

For his lifetime, Andrew Leslie Shepersky, 48, is ineligible to possess such items. Upon searching Sheperskys home and person, deputies found an arsenal of weapons and ammunition.

Shepersky, 48, has been charged with felony ineligible person to possess a firearm and felony ineligible person to possess ammunition.

He was arrested.

On Friday, March 3, the sheriff’s office investigated after it was learned that, within the previous 48 hours, Shepersky allegedly possessed a loaded handgun while drinking at the Goodridge Municipal Liquor Store.

According to the complaint, the individual believed the silver gun to be similar to a .25- caliber semiautomatic handgun.

Chief Deputy Scott Mekash later obtained a still frame photo from the video surveillance at the store. He confirmed the ‘ individual was ‘Shepersky, who has prior felony convictions of threats of violence and possession of controlled substances that preclude him from possessing firearms and ammunition.

At about 10:03 a.m. Friday, the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at Shepersky’s home, 505 Vaughan Main St. E., Lot 13. When deputies asked, Shepersky allegedly said he possessed a firearm on his person. Mekash removed the purple and silver 9-mm semi-automatic handgun from a holster on Shepersky’s belt. The gun was loaded. On his person, Shepersky also possessed a 9-mm magazine containing nine bullets.

In Shepersky’s home, deputies allegedly found a Raven Arms .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol loaded with six bullets. The pistol had been found in a card­ board box.

They also found two other guns a 20-gauge shotgun and a pink and sil­ver 9-mm semiautomatic handgun with GT red dot sight.

They also found ammunition, including 13 boxes of various brands of ammunition for automatic weapons, a shotgun, and a .38 special.

Also found was a film canister with five .38 special bullets and two zip­ top bags containing 26 bul­lets.

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