Tucson police investigation leads to arrest of prohibited gun possessor

2013-04-04T19:57:00Z 2013-04-05T08:51:22Z Tucson police investigation leads to arrest of prohibited gun possessorCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 04, 2013 7:57 pm  • 

A man was arrested Thursday after an investigation found that he was selling firearms, even though he was not supposed to possess guns.

Dwayne Wynne, 45, of the 2200 block of East Hedrick Drive, was booked into the Pima County jail, and is facing 60 counts  of prohibited possessor, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

The arrest resulted after the department's major theft offenders unit began an investigation March 20 of a person who was pawning and selling numerous firearms in the Tucson-area, Widmer said.

The man was later identified as Wynne, who is a convicted felon, said Widmer.

Detectives retrieved more than 40 firearms that Wynne pawned or sold at pawnshops and gun stores throughout Tucson, Widmer said.

On March 21, detectives served a search warrant at Wynne's home and seized seven firearms, methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia, he said.

Further charges are pending.




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