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      Lexington county man arrested for purchasing at least 100 firearms without a license

      Lexington county man arrested for purchasing at least 100 firearms without a license

      COLUMBIA (WACH) ?? United States Attorney Bill Nettles states that William Andrew Cox, 56, of South Congaree in Lexington County entered a guilty plea in federal court in Columbia, to willfully dealing in firearms without a license.

      Senior United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared the US probation office.

      Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives became aware that Cox was purchased more than 150 firearms from several local gun stores.

      Nettles stated that the maximum penalty for willfully dealing in firearms without a license is imprisonment for 5 years and/or a fine for $250,000 followed by three years of supervised release.