Paducah Man Charged For Illegal Weapon Purchase
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah man was arrested Tuesday after an investigation into an illegally purchased firearm.

In late 2018, deputies with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office seized a Taurus 9mm handgun, and detectives later learned that 48-year-old John Clayton Howard had submitted false responses on the required paperwork to purchase the gun. Police say his responses on the form did not reveal a lengthy domestic violence history involving repeated assaults on an elderly woman. That history of criminal convictions would prohibit Howard from buying a gun, according to state and federal laws.

Howard has been charged with one count of a fraudulent firearms transaction. He was taken to the McCracken County Jail.

Published 03:30 PM, Tuesday Jun. 18, 2019
Updated 05:47 AM, Tuesday Jun. 25, 2019

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