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Man's Facebook Post Leads to Arrest on Gun Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A West Paducah man was arrested Tuesday after police noticed a Facebook post in which he bragged about shooting a deer illegally.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Office says detectives learned 35-year-old Robert Morris Sr. of West Paducah had killed a deer and posted a picture of the deer and rifle on Facebook. Morris, a convicted felon, is unable to lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition.  
 
Deputies went to Morris' home on Childress Road and saw the truck matching the one in his Facebook post. Detectives saw Morris standing beside the truck in hunting attire, and he reportedly admitted that he had rifle in the truck. They also found ammunition on him during a search.

A search of the truck revealed a .243 bolt action hunting rifle, antlers from a deer and numerous other items used for hunting.
 
Morris was arrested and booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, hunting without a license and illegal taking of a deer.

Published 11:48 AM, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017
Updated 08:10 PM, Thursday Nov. 23, 2017

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