http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060803/NEWS/60803004 August 3, 2006 ADVERTISEMENT Convicted felon suspected of arson at Poplarville PD The Associated Press POPLARVILLE — Poplarville authorities said the man responsible for the arson attack at the city's police department was angry because officials would not sign paper work allowing the suspect to buy a silencer for an assault rifle. Xiao Chen Lin, 21, came to the police station on Friday to ask for a signature from the police chief to purchase an AR 15 suppresser, or silencer, Capt. Rossie Creel said. The chief ran Lin's record to ensure he was not convicted of any crimes but found he is a convicted felon in the state of New York, Creel said. When the chief refused to sign the document and kept the paper work, Lin left the department upset, Creel said. The next night at about 2:30 a.m., two officers in the building heard an explosion that shook the building, Creel said. They found the rear of a city-owned trailer on fire. Police served a search warrant for Lin's residence and seized a cache of nine weapons and body armor, Creel said. Also in the residence was evidence supporting the department's belief that Lin was involved in the arson attempt, Creel said. Lin was arrested and charged with arson. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will file federal charges for the possession of the three high-powered rifles, a shotgun and five hand guns, Creel said.