Man Faces Charges for Giving False Information to Purchase Firearm

Police car lightsPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney Police say a known man is facing charges for giving incorrect information to a firearms dealer in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County.

According to police, around 3:49 p.m. on May 28, 2015, a known man attempted to purchase, transfer, or acquire a firearm, namely a Lorcin Model L380 .380 cal. semi-automatic pistol from a federally licensed dealer on Indiana Street in Punxsutawney.

Police say the suspect reported on a Firearms Transaction Form that he had not been convicted of a felony. A background check was conducted by the dealer through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) and information was obtained that the suspect was prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or acquiring a firearm.

An investigation by police revealed a previous conviction in 2007.

Charges were filed at Magistrate Chambers office against the suspect for Unsworn Falsification to Authorities and Sale or Transfer of Firearms as a result of the incident.

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