A 35 year-old Rome man, Paden Elliott Brownlow, is facing new charges after being arrested for stealing dozens of guns and being found with methamphetamine.

Investigators said that Brownlow knowingly and willingly gave false statements to police during an interview in which he agreed that he would not lie or fabricate events.

The story in which Brownlow gave was later found to be false after gathering evidence.


Paden Elliott Brownlow, 35 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he was found with 11 rifles and shotguns that had been reported stolen.

Police said that they identified Brownlow when the victim told them that the suspect drove away in a red GMC flatbed truck with a LETS GO BRANDON sticker.

Brownlow told police that he had purchased the guns in early June for $1,300.  However, several of the guns still had the original price tags on them.

A total of 30 firearms, three of which had their serial number removed, were found in Brownlow’s possession.

Police added that they also located methamphetamine and a digital scale also in his possession.  

The theft occurred on Huffaker Road on June 5th.

Brownlow is charged with 11 counts theft by receiving stolen property, 11 counts theft by receiving stolen property from another state, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 30 counts possession of a firearm while committing a crime, possession of a sawed-off shotgun and criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark.