Man suspected of lying on gun app
Butler Township police say a White Haven man attempted to purchase a gun he wasn’t allowed to have.
Brandon M. Nagy, 29, was charged with statement under penalty. The charge was filed Dec. 20 and a hearing was held before Magisterial District Judge Daniel O’Donnell, Sugarloaf Township, on Jan. 3.
Arrest papers state that on Aug. 15, Nagy attempted to purchase a rifle from a township gun store and when filling out paperwork to buy the weapon claimed he was never arrested.
He was denied the gun after his information was entered into the Pennsylvania Instant Check System because he was convicted of a crime where he could have been in jail for over a year, court papers state.
Nagy pleaded guilty in 2006 to a count of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, police wrote, and was sentenced to 12 months probation.
The sentence was revoked in 2007 and he was ordered to four to 12 months in jail followed by one year probation, court papers state.