BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- A convicted felon was arrested Friday for having three stolen rifles in his possession, police said.
According to police, the rifles were taken during a Branford burglary that was reported in early February.
Around 11 p.m. Friday, police were called to the home of 24-year-old Arsen Lazri, at 210 Crosswoods Rd., to investigate a domestic dispute between Lazri and his girlfriend, police said.
When Lazri was taken into custody for charges related to the dispute, police discovered that he was in possession of firearms, which were later determined to have been taken in a burglary.
Police recovered evidence including a Winchester 44 caliber rifle, a Marlin 22 caliber rifle and a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun that police believe Lazri modified by sawing off the barrel to shorten its length.
In addition to charges related to the domestic dispute, Lazri was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a firearm, three counts of theft of a firearm, and possession of a sawed off shotgun.
He was held on a $200,000 bond.
Police are still investigating Lazri's involvement in the burglary of the weapons.