By Bob Owens
Sarah T. Hopkins straw-purchased two firearms for the convicted felon who shot up a lawnmower manufacturing plant in Kansas.
The serial criminal who shot up Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas earlier this week obtained both of his firearms from his ex-girlfriend, who knew she was straw-purchasing guns for a prohibited person.
A Newton woman is facing a federal charge after authorities said she is suspected of giving C___ F___* the two weapons he used to shoot 17 people in Hesston on Thursday.
Sarah Jo Hopkins, 28, is the mother of F___’s 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, according to court records obtained by The Eagle on Friday afternoon. She was charged with one count of knowingly transferring a firearm to a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in an e-mailed news release Friday.
An affidavit filed in the case alleges Hopkins knew of F___’s criminal history – or had reason to think he had one – including his felony convictions, which barred him from possessing firearms.
She is accused in the document of giving him the Zastava Serbia AK-47-type semi-automatic rifle and the Glock Model 22 .40-caliber handgun he was carrying when he embarked on Thursday’s shooting spree.
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Source:: Bearing Arms