Federal prosecutors in Nevada have accused an Antioch man with felony convictions of illegally buying weapons by paying a good friend to purchase the weapons for him, court docket data present.
The scheme was simple to find, in keeping with the legal criticism, as a result of in a single occasion the Antioch resident was seen handing over “a stack of money” to the opposite man inside a Las Vegas gun retailer.
Now, Daryl Caldwell Jr., of Antioch, and James Kelley are going through expenses of unlawful acquisition of a firearm. Caldwell, arrested earlier this month within the East Bay, was launched from jail whereas the case is pending, court docket data present.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives initiated the investigation after receiving a tip that Kelley had bought 12 pistols over a 26-day interval, in keeping with the criticism. Brokers had been later capable of monitor down video surveillance from numerous gun shops round Nevada that confirmed Kelley making the purchases. In not less than two situations, Caldwell accompanied him, and in different instances the 2 communicated by telephones, prosecutors allege.
Throughout one buy in July, Caldwell was caught on video handing over an estimated $2,489 in money to Kelley as he bought three pistols, in keeping with the criticism. Prosecutors say that Caldwell is a “multi-convicted felon” and on prime of that, has a restraining order that prohibits him from possessing firearms.