Greenfield Man, Alexander Arsenault Pleads Guilty to Possession of an Unregistered Firearm
CONCORD (STL.News) Alexander Arsenault, 35, of Greenfield, pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to possession of an unregistered firearm, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 1, 2018, a device exploded in an empty vehicle parked outside of a home in Greenfield, New Hampshire. The vehicle was severely damaged and law enforcement recovered a match near the driveway of the home. Investigators seized items believed to be from the device that damaged the vehicle and determined that a homemade bomb consisting of a low explosive main charge and a non-electrical fusing system was used for the explosion.
Upon further investigation, law enforcement learned that Arsenault had disputes with the owners of the vehicle and that he had previously purchased items consistent with the items found at the scene of the explosion. A search of Arsenault’s home yielded a typed out document about how to answer law enforcement questions regarding the destruction of a vehicle. A records search revealed that Arsenault has never registered a firearm as required under the National Firearms Act.