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Midland Man Pleads Guilty to Having Eight Unregistered Silencers

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MIDLAND - A Midland man is in trouble after authorities found unregistered silencers on his property.

54-year-old Steven Prewit plead guilty to having eight of them.

Authorities also found 18 fully automatic machine guns, a short barreled rifle and four improvised explosive devices.

Prewit had admitted to an undercover agent that he knew that all these weapons are supposed to be registered by state law but had not registered any of them.

By pleading guilty, charges against him were dropped to only include the silencers which did not have serial numbers or manufacturer's markings.

Prewit was sentenced to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay at $10,000 fine.