A former Memphis area police officer is under arrest after Secret Service officers first found him urinating in public, then discovered twenty guns and three knives in his car.
Officers approached Timothy Bates near the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue who then told them that he was headed for meetings with NSA Director Mike Rogers and Defense Secretary James Mattis to discuss “missing paychecks and how to get the chip out of my head” according to an official report.
Once the suspect was taken in for mental observation, authorities searched his 2009 Nissan and discovered handguns, AR- and AK-style rifles, suppressors, ammunition, knives and brass knuckles.
Bates retired from the Memphis Police Department in August of 2013.
Court records show Bates is scheduled to make his first appearance in D.C. Superior Court Monday afternoon.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated to show the new total of guns as 20 and add Bates’ retirement date.