Man wanted in New Jersey for weapons trafficking arrested at Salisbury home

Published 12:41 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man who was wanted in New Jersey on weapons trafficking charges faces new charges after Salisbury officers and others found him with a rifle.

Kenneth Donell Hosch Sr., 45, is a convicted felon and therefore not allowed to have firearms.

Salisbury police charged Hosch, of the 1000 block of West Horah Street, with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. He was issued a $50,000 secured bond.

Police officials said they went to Hosch’s home along with New Jersey State Police officers and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to serve warrants on Hosch for being a fugitive from justice.

When law officers arrived at the home, they found a .22-caliber long rifle and numerous rounds of ammunition there.

Hosch has been convicted of felony manufacturing a controlled substance, felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and misdemeanor receiving stolen goods.

He received an additional $150,000 secure bond for the felony fugitive charge. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.