Credit Card Fraud Charges For Metropolis Man
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - A Metropolis man was arrested on gun and fraud charges in Paducah.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, detectives began investigating 40-year-old Brannon L. Rowe of Metropolis, Illinois in early August after reports that Rowe had allegedly been using credit cards fraudulently at several McCracken County businesses, totaling around $600. 

In late August, detectives learned from the Metropolis Police Department that Rowe had allegedly sold a shotgun at a business in McCracken County. Rowe is a convicted felon and cannot legally possess firearms.

On Tuesday Rowe was extradited to Kentucky from Illinois, and was arrested on a warrant for fraudulent use of a credit card.

On Thursday, detectives received information from Tennessee authorities, informing officers of Rowe's felony criminal history within the state, leading to the additional charge of a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Rowe is being charged with fraudulent use of a credit card $500-$10,000 and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Rowe was lodged in the McCracken County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and investigators are expecting more charges.

Published 06:20 PM, Thursday Sep. 12, 2019
Updated 12:32 PM, Friday Sep. 13, 2019

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