By Portia Williams
GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — Frederick Stiltner of Wheelersburg has been charged with transferring a firearm to an out-of-state resident. Stiltner was indicted for selling a gun to a 15-year-old male high school student who was reportedly carrying a 9mm semi-automatic handgun at a high school football game on Oct. 12, 2013. The student was apprehended by Greenup County Sheriff’s deputies and Greenup County High School officials.
According to Greenup County Sheriff, Keith Cooper, the student told investigators he purchased the gun on the Internet, and that he had no intention of using the weapon, but just wanted to be cool.
U.S District Eastern District of Kentucky office confirmed that Stiltner was arraigned Thursday in U.S District Court on a charge connected to the sale of the 9mm gun to the student which allegedly took place on Oct. 4, 2013. Stiltner is not a licensed manufacturer, dealer, or collector of firearms, which violates federal law. He was indicted last week by a U.S District Court grand jury.
Stiltner’s charge is a felony offense, and carries a maximum sentence of a five-year prison sentence, $250,000 fine, and three years of probation.
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