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Court: Police can keep guns seized from man who was not arrested

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Court of Appeals says police can keep nearly 50 guns they seized from a man found watching a Bloomington bar where an Indiana University student partied the night she went missing more than a year earlier.

The 2-1 ruling Tuesday upheld a local judge’s ruling allowing police to keep guns they confiscated from Robert Redington’s Indianapolis home in August 2012. Police found Redington peering through a range finder at the bar Lauren Spierer visited before her June 2011 disappearance. He’s not suspected in the disappearance.

Redington wasn’t arrested, but authorities said a state law allows them to seize weapons from dangerous people.

Redington’s lawyer argues the law is unconstitutional and a psychiatrist determined Redington wasn’t dangerous.

Attorney Guy Relford says he will appeal.