Police: Oil City Woman Charged With Buying Gun for Man Not Permitted to Possess a Firearm

| September 14, 2021

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Felony charges have been filed against an Oil City woman who allegedly purchased a gun for a man who was not allowed to legally purchase or possess a firearm.

Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 43-year-old Mariah Lynn Reagle.

According to a criminal complaint, on Thursday, September 9, Oil City Police arrested Jacob Crose for involvement in a domestic disturbance where a firearm was discharged, and the firearm was then recovered from Crose.

The complaint notes Crose was not legally permitted to possess a firearm at the time of the incident.

A further investigation then discovered that Crose obtained the firearm from Mariah Reagle, according to the complaint.

It was also reported that the firearm was purchased by Reagle, as Crose was unable to legally obtain, possess, and/or purchase a firearm.

The complaint indicates that after purchasing the firearm from a known business on Allegheny Boulevard, Reagle provided it to Crose.

On September 10, police went to the known business and obtained copies of the ATF form completed and signed by Reagle in which she certified she was purchasing the firearm for herself, the complaint states. The ATF form showed the firearm recovered from Crose, a Smith and Wesson handgun, was purchased on August 12 along with a Taurus 9mm handgun.

Police then viewed video surveillance footage from the date of the purchase.

According to the complaint, Reagle approached the firearms counter with Crose, and Criss handled a firearm and ammunition before Reagle finalized the purchase of the guns.

Reagle was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish at 12:45 a.m. on September 10, on the following charges:

– Penalties – Sales to Ineligible Transferee, Felony 3
– Materially false written statement – purchase, delivery, transfer of firearm, Felony 3
– Unsworn Falsification to Authorities, Misdemeanor 2

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, she was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on September 15, with Judge Fish presiding.

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