AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 39-year-old man has been arrested for possessing 97 firearms found in his mother’s home after a SWAT standoff, in violation of his protective order.
Jacob Christian Weintraut is charged with the possession of a prohibited weapon, including a short barrel firearm, which is a third degree felony.
Weintraut’s mother called Austin police at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 . The affidavit said at first she seems like she is trying to report a robbery, but then says her son has a gun and is threatening to shoot himself if she calls police.
Before police arrived they checked Weintraut’s criminal background that indicated he had protective order filed against him for family violence dated June 2014. The order is not set to expire until June 2016; it states that he is not allowed to possess or purchase firearms during this time.
When police arrived at the residence on the 3900 block of Oak Creek Dr. they met Weintraut’s mother outside of the home. She told police he was still refusing to come out of his room and she saw he had a gun in his hand.
A SWAT standoff ensued while police tried to coax Weintraut out of the home. When Weintraut eventually agreed to leave his room, he was immediately detained, according to the affidavit.
Weintraut told police that he might have a Colt 357 in the house, but he can’t remember if he sold it. After obtaining a search warrant, police searched the home for any firearms that violate Weintraut’s protective order. A total of 97 firearms were discovered in the house; ranging from semi-automatic rifles, to shotguns and handguns. One rifle that caught police’s attention was a short-barrel AK-47; magazines for the rifle were also found in the home.
His mother told police that she didn’t purchase any of the firearms for Weintraut, and they all belonged to him.