A Huntingdon County man was taken to jail after he tried to buy a weapon.
According to state police at Huntingdon, Mark David Drake, 46, of Mount Union, entered the Smithfield Township Walmart on Wednesday. He wanted to buy a gun.
The problem, police say, is that Drake is “the subject of an active protection from abuse order.”
According to Pennsylvania law, the subject of a PFA order could be required to “temporarily relinquish” any firearms in their possession, and could also be prohibited from “acquiring or possessing any firearm during the duration of the order.”
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Police said in a release that Drake was taken into custody without incident and transported to Huntingdon County jail.
He did not remain there.
Court records show Drake was charged with a felony count of making a materially false written statement to purchase, deliver or transport a firearm and a misdemeanor count of making a statement under penalty.
He was released without bail pending preliminary hearing.