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October 22, 2012

London man faces federal charge

Walked into Laurel store with sawed-off shotgun

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

A London man who was arrested after he walked into a Laurel County grocery store carrying a sawed-off shotgun that had been illegally altered faces a federal charge, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

The gun carried by Earnest D. Carr, 41, had been cut to a length of just under 14 inches, which is illegal. A tactical handle had been added to the weapon, which had no serial numbers on it.

Carr was arrested and initially charged with defacing a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. He was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

On Thursday, Root said Detective Brad Mitchell coordinated with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the London Office of the U.S. Attorney to file a federal charge against Carr for the possession of an illegal shotgun.

A detention hearing will be held next week in U.S. District Court in London, Root said.

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