Rocky Mount police officer, another man face gun charges

Top-StoriesROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ A Rocky Mount police officer and another man are facing charges related to straw purchases of firearms. The office of U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy says a federal grand jury in Roanoke has indicted 25-year-old police officer James Marion Slate and 57-year-old David Carson Haskins. Both are charged with one count of conspiracy to make straw purchases of firearms. Haskins also is charged with 18 counts of making false statements to a licensed gun dealer. The prosecutor’s office says both men have been released on bond. It’s unclear whether they have retained attorneys.

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