A Dallas-area parole officer has been charged in federal court with buying a firearm for one of her former parolees, according to an indictment.
Shawnetta LaRuth Jones was also involved in a relationship with the man, only identified in the indictment as “Person A.”
On April 14, 2017, “Person A” tried to purchase a Cobra .380 caliber pistol from Uncle Dan’s Pawn Jewelry & Gun Sales in Mesquite. He is a convicted felon prohibited from buying or possessing firearms and the purchase was denied, according to the indictment.
The indictment doesn’t say what crimes “Person A” was convicted of.
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Later that day, Jones went into the same pawn shop and purchased a Taurus PT738 pistol and falsely claimed she was buying the firearm for herself, the document says.
After purchasing the gun, she gave it and a box of ammunition to “Person A” knowing he was a felon, the document says.
The indictment, which was filed on Aug. 28, doesn’t list an attorney for Jones.
She is charged with conspiracy to acquire a firearm from a licensed dealer by false or fictitious statement and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition by aiding and abetting.