CLEARFIELD – A 44-year-old Osceola Mills man who was found in possession of handguns on elementary school property in Osceola Mills waived his right to a preliminary hearing during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.
David Norman Johnson, 44, of Osceola Mills has been charged with possession of firearms prohibited; firearms not to be carried without a license; possession of a weapon on school property; recklessly endangering another person; and public drunkenness. He’s incarcerated at the CCJ in lieu of $50,000 bail.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, at approximately 9:50 p.m. Sept. 20, state police were dispatched to the Osceola Mills Elementary School, where a male who was believed to be Johnson was allegedly passed out and in possession of handguns. The complainant related the male appeared to be intoxicated and was lying on his side with two handguns and a denim jacket near his head on the ground.
Upon arrival in the area, state police located Johnson, who was walking quickly, about one block from the school. State police stopped Johnson and detained him; after a search, state police found him in possession of two knives, the affidavit states.
Afterward, state police searched the area where Johnson had been last seen. Their search turned up five handguns, including a Davis 9MM Model D9 pistol; a Walther P38 9MM pistol; a Haskell .45-caliber pistol; a Hi-Point .380-caliber pistol; and a Kel-Tec 5.56 pistol, and a denim jacket.
Johnson told state police the handguns and denim jacket belonged to him, and he was taking them to a friend. He also told state police that he previously had a 302 involuntary commitment, which was confirmed through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS).
State police also determined Johnson wasn’t licensed to carry concealed firearms. Upon further investigation, state police determined four of the handguns belonged to Johnson; the other belonged to his father.