Brooklyn Park Man Indicted for Illegal Machine Gun Possession
A grand jury has indicted a Brooklyn Park man for illegal possession of a machine gun, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Markyse Wells, 24, is also charged with illegal possession of a firearm as a felon.
According to court documents:
Robbinsdale police pulled over a black Chevrolet Suburban on March 15. The driver, later identified as Wells, ran from police and was found hiding in the bathroom of a nearby gas station.
In the vehicle, police found a Glock model 27 pistol with an extended magazine and a device used to convert it into a fully automatic firearm. The device, called an auto sear, is considered a machine gun under federal law.
Court records show Wells has numerous convictions, including felony robbery and second-degree assault.
The case is the result of an investigation by the Robbinsdale Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.