Ore. man with gun, sniper book pleads not guilty



MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who authorities feared may have been plotting a sniper attack on a high school football game has pleaded not guilty to federal firearms charges.

Raphael Enrique Amoroso of Grants Pass entered the pleas Monday in U.S. District Court in Medford.

He is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 10 on charges of having a gun on school grounds, and being drug user — marijuana — in possession of a firearm.

The 26-year-old was arrested last month on a drunken driving charge after he drove from Grants Pass High School several hours after a football game.

A loaded pistol, about 200 rounds of rifle ammunition and a novel about a federal agent plotting a sniper attack on a football game were found in the car.