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Chatham man arrested on weapons charges

Posted May 23, 2011 1:28 p.m. EDT

— A convicted felon was arrested last week on weapons charges when Chatham County sheriff’s deputies trying to serve a child support order found eight firearms inside his home.

Paul Dial, of 198 River Point Road in Moncure, was charged with eight counts of felonious possession of a firearm by a felon as well as failing to comply with child support requirements, authorities said Monday.

The sheriff’s office said that Dial initially refused to leave his home but later surrendered. Deputies found the weapons after he surrendered.

Dial was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond and is expected in Chatham County District Court on June 6.