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6 Rifles Found in Convict's Home, Police Say

Eric Danbar, committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail, also is facing pending charges of burglary in Moore Township and drug possession in Easton in separate cases.

A Bushkill Township man who is not allowed to have weapons because of a prior criminal conviction was found with six rifles inside his home when a search warrant was served Wednesday.

Eric Danbar, who turns 43 on Tuesday and was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail, also is facing pending charges of burglary in Moore Township and drug possession in Easton in separate cases.

A search warrant for Danbar’s home at 1313 Clearfield Road was approved Monday and served at 10:30 Wednesday morning.

A criminal complaint filed by Bushkill Cpl. David A. Marino does not say why the search warrant was approved.

Marino said he found the six rifles inside a bedroom. The owner of the home, Curtis K. Anthony Jr., told police the rifles “belonged, were controlled and possessed” by Danbar, the complaint says.

The complaint and online court records say Danbar pleaded guilty in Northampton County Court to a felony charge of aggravated assault for an incident that occurred April 27, 2008.

A provision of his plea agreement is “persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms,” the complaint said.

According to the complaint, the firearms found at Danbar’s home were:

  • .375-caliber H&H Magnum Mauserwerk Oberndorf rifle, with a scope.
  • .22-caliber Wards Western Field pump rifle.
  • .17-caliber HMR Marlin rifle, with a scope.
  • .22-caliber J.C. Higgins rifle, model 103.228.
  • .22-caliber J.C. Higgins rifle, model 103.8.
  • .30-caliber Springfield Savage Arms rifle, with a scope.


Danbar was charged with six counts of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms – a level-two felony. He was arraigned at 12:05am Thursday by on-duty District Judge Robert Hawke of Lehigh Township.

Meanwhile, Danbar is facing a formal arraignment June 20 in county court on charges of burglary, conspiracy and criminal trespass out of Moore Township and drug possession and possession of firearms prohibited out of Easton.

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