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Lyons police find gun stash while investigating possible abuse incident

Published: Friday, March 22, 2013 12:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:59 p.m. CDT

LYONS - Police reported discovering a stash of guns in a home in the 7200 block of 38th Place on March 19 while officers were investigating a possible situation of abuse reported to the Department of Child and Family Services.

As officers were attempting to take the children into custody, police said their father began to struggle with officers. Daniel Godlewski, 43, of the 7200 block of 38th Place, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery of a police officer.

While in the home, police discovered and seized several firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun and a revolver with the serial number filed off. In addition, police seized three .308 caliber assault riffles and a .45 caliber handgun.

Godlewski was additionally charged with unlawful use of a weapon for possession of the sawed-off shotgun and the gun with the defaced serial number, as well as misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, resisting arrest and permitting access of firearms to a minor.

Police also arrested Dawn Marasco, 39, after she arrived home while her husband, Godlewski, was being arrested and allegedly attacked police. Marasco was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to police officers and two misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest.

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