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Police officer knowingly sells guns to convicted felons

By Mason White 10:21 AM August 14, 2015
Kevin Ryan Lumpkin 

By: Tanya Malhotra
An Ohio police officer was arrested after it was discovered that he sold guns to convicted felons.

The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 29-year-old Kevin Ryan Lumpkin of Cleveland, for knowingly selling firearms to criminals.

The arrest affidavit said that Lumpkin was a police officer in North Randall, when he bought the guns for the two individuals.

Lumpkin allegedly knew that these people could not buy the weapons on their own because of their felony convictions.

Police arrested the officer after a search of the residence of one of the convicted felons resulted them in recovering firearms.

Those weapons were confirmed to have been purchased by Lumpkin.

In another incident, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired license plates. While searching the car, they found a .380 caliber pistol.

The suspect was arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant. They recovered gun turned out to be purchased by Lumpkin.