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'Bounty hunter' tried to sell guns at Kanawha City gas station, police say

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston Police arrested a self-described bounty hunter from Wyoming County after they said he attempted to sell several guns -- including one that had been reported stolen -- at a Kanawha City gas station Wednesday.

Charles Kevin Cook, 39, of Pineville, was charged with transfering and receiving stolen goods and possessing illegal police lights on his vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Someone called police at about 9:50 a.m. about people selling guns in the Go-Mart parking lot at 6401 MacCorkle Ave. S.E.

Officers saw Cook apparently selling guns to two people, according to the complaint. Police also allegedly found about 15 high-powered rifles and handguns, and saw that Cook has working blue lights installed to the front and rear of his vehicle.

Cook told police he is a bounty hunter and is not affiliated with any law enforcement agency.

Charleston Police Detective J.A. Taylor checked the firearms' serial numbers and discovered an Intratec AB-10, also known as a Tec-9, was registered stolen by police in New Albany, Ind. Cook told police he got the gun in a trade a few days ago, according to the complaint.

Cook was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, where Magistrate Paris Workman set a $15,000, or 10 percent cash, bail. Cook was being held Wednesday in South Central Regional Jail.

It was unclear Wednesday if the two people trying to buy guns from Cooke would be charged.

 

 


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