Nevada man indicted for dealing firearms without a license
By Chris Eger
Prosecutors say the man resold over 250 firearms without a license between 2016 and 2018, including a number of AK and AR-pattern handguns, one of which was used by a felon to kill a police officer. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
A Las Vegas man was indicted by a grand jury they week after regulators claimed he sold a number of guns, including pistols across state lines, without a federal firearms license.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that Charles Martin Ellis, 64, was charged with engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and the transfer or sale of a firearm to a non-resident.
A four-page indictment returned by the grand jury held that Ellis, who does not have an FFL, sold four handguns and a rifle to three people in California, Arizona, and Texas last year. Moreover, prosecutors claim that from January 2016 to February 2018, Ellis bought and quickly resold over 250 firearms, including a number of AR and AK-pattern handguns.
One of these, a Zastava 7.62mm caliber pistol sold to a convicted felon, 32-year-old Thomas Daniel Littlecloud, was later used in the fatal shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy and wounding of two Highway Patrol investigators during a