Mid-Missouri gun store owner accused of illegal sales

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a Lake of the Ozarks-area gun store has been indicted by a federal grand jury accusing him of illegally selling firearms to undercover ATF agents.

Federal prosecutors announced the 15-count indictment of 74-year-old James Antonio Skelton of Kaiser. The indictment was handed up on Dec. 14 but wasn’t unsealed and made public until Tuesday.

The indictment accuses Skelton of using his business, Skelton Tactical in Osage Beach, to illegally sell firearms by allowing customers to purchase firearms on behalf of another person, allowing that person to avoid a background check and having information about them recorded.

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