Fort Wayne felon charged with firearm possession

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A 55-year-old Fort Wayne man has been indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The US Attorney’s Office says Steven Gagnon was arrested after selling an informant a weapon and discussing the sale of other weapons. He allegedly sold the informant a shotgun, ammunition, and accessories for $600.

Police executed a search warrant and seized a model 770, .300 caliber rifle; a model FNAR, .308 rifle; a model 20, .22 caliber rifle; and model M70A, 9mm handgun.

The FNAR was listed in the complaint as an AR-10 military-style rifle which had 10 boxes of ammunition, 3 high capacity magazines and 1 10-round magazine which were all loaded.

There were also over 36 multiple boxes of various ammunition and various reloading equipment found during the search.

Gagnon was convicted of a felony offense in December of 2015 in Allen County Superior Court.

“My office will continue to aggressively prosecute violations of federal firearms laws,” says US Attorney Thomas Kirsch. “Felons cannot possess firearms.  This law is simple and straightforward.  When felons do possess firearms, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law.”

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