The East Earl Township Police Department charged Paul R. Lynch of Leola with Receiving Stolen Property. On April 4, 2020, Lynch was charged with Persons Not to Possess Firearms. At the time, officers were unable to determine how Lynch came into possession of the firearm.
On May 1, 2020, the rightful owner of the firearm was located. The owner confirmed the firearm had been stolen from a storage unit. The owner was not aware of the theft until being contacted by this police department.
Lynch is presumed innocent.