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10 arrested for illegal gun sales at Dothan flea market

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) -

Federal authorities say 10 people have been arrested for illegal gun sales at a Dothan flea market.

The gun sales took place at rented booths at Sadie's Flea Market, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney George Beck and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agency in Charge Jeff Fulton.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents have seized more than 200 firearms and more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition.

According to the news release, court documents allege that nine of the 10 arrested sold guns to convicted felons. Four were also charged with selling firearms without a license. Some of those charged had been convicted of a felony themselves, which prohibited them from possessing a firearm.

The following people were arrested:

  • Richard Allen Cohen, 65, Graceville, FL. Charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon.
  • Robert Arthur Chudzik III, 27, Headland, AL. Charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon.
  • William Dean, 84, Whigham, GA. Charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon.
  • Charles T. Grimes, 56, Opp, AL. Charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon and dealing firearms without a license.
  • Thomas P. Knowles, 47, Chancellor, AL. Charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon.
  • David R. Loftin, 64, Lagrange, GA. Charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon and dealing firearms without a license.
  • Ronald D. Sloan, 64, Cottondale, FL. Charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon.
  • Charles P. Sly, 75, Slocomb, AL. Charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and dealing firearms without a license.
  • Brent E. Underwood, 60, Coffee Springs, AL. Charges with selling a firearm to an out-of-state resident.

If convicted Cohen, Chudzick, Dean, Grimes, Knowles, Jones, Loftin, Sloan and Sly face a prison term of up to 10 years, a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release of up to three years. Underwood faces a prison term of not more than five years, a $250,000 maximum fine and term of supervised release up to three years.

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