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Dozens of weapons recovered in Spokane raid

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Targeted Crimes Unit and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested a Spokane man after seizing 36 firearms and an estimated 35,000 rounds of ammunition from his house in Northwest Spokane.

62-year-old Robert Wayne Crampton was arrested after police executed a search warrant at 1510 Cora. 

According to his brother-in-law, who lives next door, Crampton is a Navy veteran and worked as a nurse for much of his life. 

He is also a convicted felon from Nevada, and is unable under law to posses any kind of firearm or ammunition.

In 2013, police were called to Crampton's home in North Las Vegas, after receiving a call that he was suicidal. 

When officers arrived on scene, Crampton shot at them. They fired back, and Crampton was shot several times and critically injured.  

He was later convicted on charges of battery and assault with a deadly weapon. He moved to Spokane in 2015. 

It's unclear how Spokane Police became aware of Crampton's weapons, but upon executing a search warrant on Thursday, they discovered the collection of firearms, which includes high-end AK-47 rifles, and semi-automatic rifles.

They also found an estimated 35,000 rounds of ammunition.

Crampton is not at this time suspected of selling firearms. He was booked into Spokane County Jail Thursday afternoon, and faces ten weapons related charges.