Gouverneur man allegedly tried to illegally buy gun

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 3:15 PM EDT
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TOWN OF GOUVERNEUR, New York (WWNY) - A Gouverneur man is accused of trying to buy a gun without disclosing his criminal history.

State police charged 52-year-old John R. Spencer Jr. with first-degree falsifying business records and attempt to criminally purchase a weapon.

Troopers said Spencer tried to buy a firearm on September 9 in the town of Gouverneur, but gave inaccurate information on the background check regarding his criminal history.

Spencer was arraigned in Gouverneur Town Court and released on his own recognizance.

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