MESQUITE (AP) — A Dallas-area parole officer is accused by federal authorities of buying a firearm for one of the individuals she had supervised in her job and who she was also dating.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Shawnetta LaRuth Jones is facing four counts, including one count of conspiracy to acquire a firearm by false statement and one count of making a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer.
According to an indictment, Jones is accused of buying a pistol from a gun store in Mesquite in April 2017 for her former parolee after his purchase was rejected because he’s a convicted felon.
Prosecutors say Jones falsely claimed she was buying the gun for herself.
Last month’s indictment doesn’t identify the parolee.
Court records didn’t list an attorney for Jones.