A man with a criminal past was arrested by Rhode Island State Police when three loaded guns were found at his Coventry apartment during an investigation, according to WPRI. Joseph DaSilva, 47, was found with a loaded pistol and extended magazine in his waistband as he was arrested on his front lawn. The police then searched his Willow Street apartment where they found another pistol and 12-gauge shotgun. DaSilva was charged with three counts of firearm possession by a convicted felon and possession of a prohibited large-capacity feeding device. Court records indicate that DaSilva was convicted in 2017 for domestic assault and battery and breaking and entering charges. He is being held without bail as a probation violator and is due in court for a violation hearing on April 13.

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