News Release, Maryland State Police

Colin Jacob Eaton

(CALLAWAY, MD) – Maryland State Police arrested a St. Mary’s County man on open warrants for firearms-related charges and a violation of probation charge.

The suspect, Colin Jacob Eaton, 26, of Callaway, Maryland, was arrested Monday by troopers from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division – Firearms Enforcement Unit. Eaton is charged with nine counts of rifle/shotgun possession as a disqualified person. In addition to the arrest warrant, Eaton was also wanted on an open violation of probation warrant from Calvert County.

As part of their investigation, troopers served a search and seizure warrant and located Eaton at a residence in Callaway, Maryland. Eaton was arrested without incident and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

This case highlights the State Police goal of helping to prevent and investigate multi-jurisdictional crime while supporting allied law enforcement agencies across Maryland. The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division – Firearms Enforcement Unit is committed to supporting Governor Hogan’s efforts to reduce gun violence.  The Firearms Enforcement Unit consists of sworn troopers who are tasked with working throughout the state to identify those illegally in possession of firearms and infiltrating and dismantling criminal organizations perpetuating firearm-related violence.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...