Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Larson announced Thursday a Missouri man was indicted for illegally manufacturing a “silencer” after he was arrested for harassing a state worker involved with him losing custody of his children.
Thirty-seven-year-old Nathaniel Craig Carroll created a firearm suppressor after his children were removed from his home. A Callaway County judge determined the case would move toward permanently removing the children from Carroll’s custody. Carroll unhappy with the judge’s decision went to the Westlake Ace Hardware store to purchase multiple items to build a suppressor, according to court documents.
Carroll allegedly told the clerk at the Ace Hardware that he needed to items to make a suppressor, even though he did not have a federal license to manufacturer such an item.
A search warrant was executed of Carroll’s home at about 9 p.m. October 25th. Officers recovered several suppressors, a bag of “suspected marijuana, 13 firearms, more than 1,000 rounds of assorted ammunition and items utilized to manufacture suppressors.” One of the suppressors was constructed from oil filters and adhesive tape.