Burrillville man charged with possession of ghost gun at Eleanor Slater Hospital

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Burrillville man has been charged in Providence County Superior Court with possession of a ghost gun after his arrest by the Rhode Island State Police on November 23, 2022.

On April 4, 2023, the Office of the Attorney General charged Kenneth Fullam (age 60), by way of criminal information, with one count of possession of a ghost gun. The Rhode Island State Police conducted the investigation.


As alleged in the criminal information, at approximately 1 p.m. on November 21, 2022, the Rhode Island State Police were dispatched to the motorpool building of Eleonor Slater Hospital in Burrillville. There, it is alleged, State Police met with hospital administration staff who advised the troopers that an ongoing internal investigation revealed an employee of the hospital, the defendant, possessed a firearm in his locker on the grounds.

Troopers conducted a search of the building, specifically an area on the second floor that is solely staffed and accessed by the defendant. In their search of this area, it is alleged, troopers discovered a metal wall locker, locked with a keypad lock. As alleged in the information, the defendant unlocked the locker, and troopers located a black AR-15 platform firearm with no serial number or identification markings. Troopers also seized two boxes of spent shell casings and one box of reloadable projectiles.

The defendant is scheduled for a pre-arraignment conference on June 30, 2023 in Providence County Superior Court.