Federal affidavit states Tenaha man caught with 13 guns

BEAUMONT, TX (KTRE) - A federal affidavit released Wednesday morning alleges a Tenaha man, who is a convicted felon, had 13 guns at his house.

Federal agents searched the home, located on the 300 block of West Drive, of Roderrette Dewrayne McClure, 38, on Monday, after obtaining a search warrant from United State Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

During the search, the affidavit states authorities found five rifles, one revolver, two shotguns and a derringer.

Because McClure was convicted of sexual assault in 1998, it is illegal for him to own a firearm. In fact, because none of the firearms were manufactured in Texas, McClure violated a federal law.

McClure made an initial appearance on Wednesday morning, in which federal prosecutors requested he be held without bail until he is tried for the crime.

KTRE has not confirmed if McClure is being investigated for suspected bugging devices at Tenaha City Hall.

McClure worked for the city until it was discovered he is a registered sex offender.