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Base Camp Brewing's Justin Fay Jailed for Allegedly Carrying Assault-Style Weapon

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Prior to his arrest, Fay had dialed 911 seven times within 10 minutes to complain about the homeless community camped near his home

Base Camp's Justin Fay
Base Camp's Justin Fay

The owner and head brewer of Base Camp Brewing Company, Justin Fay has been charged with one count of second-degree criminal mischief; at least one count of improper use of an emergency reporting system; and one count of unlawful possession of a short-barreled rifle, according to KOIN 6

Citing court documents, KOIN 6 reports Fay allegedly dialed 911 seven times in 10 minutes, complaining about the homeless community that lives near his Mt. Tabor home, on March 30. When the officers arrived to Fay's house, Fay answered his door and was allegedly carrying an AR-15-style assault rifle, and the police took control of the weapon. Court documents show that the police found the gun loaded with 30 rounds and with the safey "in the ‘fire' position," according to KOIN 6.

KOIN 6 goes on to say that the alleged seized weapon's barrel measured eight inches, which is half the legal length for rifle barrels under Oregon law. It also reports that Fay is alleged to have told one of the two officers on scene that he had more weapons in the house and to have then threatened one officer.

In the court filing, deputy district attorney Chris Shull wrote, "Defendant asserted that he had many more weapons inside the house and told (the officer) that he wanted to go back inside so he could go get another gun and kill (the officer)," reports KOIN 6.

Once Fay was in custody, he allegedly began kicking in the backseat of the cruiser, and he allegedly kicked hard enough to damage the car's rear window. Court records also show that alcohol may have played a part in the arrest.

Willamette Week adds that Fay posted bail this morning and will return to court on April 7. We've placed a call with the district attorney's office and will update this story when more details emerge.

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