Va. officer, Another Man Accused in Gun Buys

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- A police officer in Rocky Mount and another man have been indicted on federal charges accusing them of acquiring guns through straw buyers to resell them at a profit.

Media reports identified the two as 25-year-old James Marion Slate and 57-year-old David Carson Haskins of Henry County.

Rocky Mount Police Chief David Cundiff said Slate has been a member of the force for about 14 months. Department policy calls for an officer accused of a felony to be suspended without pay.

The two men were named in an indictment returned by a grand jury in Roanoke on Thursday.

A telephone listing could not be found for Slate. A person who answered the phone Saturday at a listing for David Haskins said he did not live at that address. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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