The Chief performed a searched on the handgun and records for the piece ends in 1979. The original gun dealer is now deceased. Lee added that he received a call from the Newport Police Department informing the Chief they found a handgun in the shallow water of the Sugar River recently.
Lee hasn’t seen the gun found in Newport and he is anxious to find out the condition to determine how long it was it was in the water. According to the Chief, both guns have markings consistent to coming from a police department.