The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is seeking forfeiture of a cache of weapons found at the home of a Hixson couple.
A civil action filed in Federal Court says the guns and ammunition were found at the home of Louis and Amy Fletcher at 1810 E. Crabtree Road.
The government is seeking forfeiture of 17 pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns as well as 238 rounds of assorted ammunition.
The items were seized last Feb. 19 after two ATF agents went to the residence on a complaint that a felon was in possession of firearms. The action says Louis Fletcher has a prior felony.
It says some of the guns were in plain view while others were in two gun safes - one of which was unlocked.