Graves man arrested on gun charge


A Graves County resident was charged with attempting to purchase a firearm while being a prohibited person.

Earlier in 2019, McCracken County detectives were contacted by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms regarding Cole R. Glover, 24, of Graves County attempting to purchase a firearm at a McCracken County business. According to the arrest report, Glover was the subject of an active Kentucky domestic violence order when he tried to buy the firearm. Glover also was prohibited from buying a firearm due to a 2018 arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a prior arrest for possession of marijuana.

Glover reportedly made false statements to the McCracken County business about his criminal history and about being the respondent of a current Kentucky domestic violence order. He was denied the purchase of the firearm based on a National Instant Check System (NICS) background criminal check.

Glover was arrested at the Graves County Jail and charged with making a fraudulent firearms transaction.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this investigation by the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, the Mayfield Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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