Stolen Gun Leads to Arrest of Marshall County Man
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY - A Marshall County man has been arrested on charges of stealing a handgun.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department received information of a stolen handgun on March 5th. The victim reported that she had allowed an acquaintance to take the firearm to clean it. Numerous attempts were made to recover the firearm over several months from the suspect, forty-six year old Christopher H. Ward, of Calvert City. Law Enforcement was eventually contacted in the matter for investigation and the handgun was entered into the National Crime Computer System as being stolen.
Sheriff’s Detectives picked up the investigation and ultimately learned that the stolen pistol had been pawned in late January at a McCracken County area pawn shop. Detectives say that the pistol had been pawned by Ward. After consulting with the McCracken County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, a warrant was obtained for Ward for Receiving Stolen Property.
Sheriff’s Detectives located Ward on Monday, and conducted an interview. They say he confessed to taking the pistol and pawning it, and was arrested without incident on one felony count of receiving stolen property-firearm. Ward was lodged in the McCracken County Jail. 

Published 08:00 PM, Tuesday Mar. 13, 2018
Updated 09:32 AM, Wednesday Mar. 14, 2018

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