News

Two Men Get Prison Sentence for Trying To Sell Automatic Machine Gun

View Comments
File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-WttJersey Ads Are Coming

Small-WttWatch: Are You Smarter Than A 6-10?

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_815 Things Men Think About During Sex

77820352_8 Renee Zellweger Releases Statement About 'New Face' Rumors

listicle 3 Two Men Get Prison Sentence for Trying To Sell Automatic Machine Gun4 Things You Should Be Doing To Make Your Day Better

77820352_8Top 10 Horror Films

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

TYLER, Texas (AP) — An undercover investigation has led to prison for two men who tried to sell a fully automatic machine gun at an East Texas truck stop.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced Colten David Barrow of Quinlan has been sentenced to two years in prison. Craig Marcus Cooper of Farmersville was sentenced to 18 months.

Barrow in September pleaded guilty to attempting to sell a machine gun. Cooper pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a machine gun.

Investigators say the men in January 2012 went to a truck stop in Van Zandt County to meet someone interested in buying the weapon for $10,000. The buyer was an undercover agent. Officers seized the weapon with the attached silencer.

Barrow was sentenced Wednesday in Tyler. Cooper was sentenced last Friday.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,196 other followers