Man With Prior Conviction Attempts to Purchase Firearm in Cranberry Township

| January 29, 2019

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State police released information on an investigation of an incident involving a man who attempted to purchase a firearm under false pretense in Cranberry Township.

According to Franklin-based State Police, a known male suspect violated the crime code relating to unsworn falsification to authorities, a misdemeanor of the third degree and sale or transfer of firearms, a felony of the third degree by attempting to acquire a firearm.

The suspect was not authorized based on a prior conviction for endangering the welfare of a child which was punishable by more than one year in prison.

The incident occurred around 4:28 p.m. on November 12, 2018, on US 322 in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

The Venango County District Attorney’s office declined to prosecute this case, and the investigation was terminated.

The above report was released to on Monday, January 28, 2019.

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