A Jackson man is facing multiple charges after officers allegedly discovered him in possession of firearms that he was prohibited from having.

Police charged Jacob Matthew Webber, 22, with violating a protection from abuse order, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and violation of a condition of probation.

Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said Webber’s probation officer contacted the department to ask that a probation check be done on Webber. When officers arrived at Webber’s residence earlier in the day, he was not at home. However, the probation officer contacted police later in the day, after contacting Webber, to notify police that Webber had returned home.

When officers again went to the residence they discovered two guns in the common room of the residence Webber shared with a roommate. Officers seized the two guns, a .22-caliber revolver and a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol, and Webber was placed under arrest, Trafton said.

Officers located other guns in the home, but because they were located in the room occupied by Webber’s roommate, they decided not to place additional charges on Webber, Trafton said.

According to previously published reports, Webber was arrested Oct. 29, 2011, on charges of violating a protection order, felony violating conditions of release and possession of schedule Z drugs.

Trafton said Webber was charged with violating a protection from abuse order because he was in possession of firearms. Webber was taken to the Waldo County Jail, where he remained in custody as of Thursday, April 11.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.