Mayfield man charged in firearm purchase

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A Mayfield man was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and making a fraudulent firearms transaction.

McCracken County Sheriff’s detectives were contacted by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms about 1:45 p.m. about a suspicious firearms transaction at a local business. They said that James H. Payne, 52, was acting suspiciously while telling an elderly lady to buy a handgun. While inside the store, Payne would never directly touch the firearm or ammunition and made comments that were out of the ordinary for a lawful firearms transaction.

Deputies assigned to the sheriff’s Office Storm Team stopped the vehicle that Payne was in a short distance from the business. Through an interview and records check, it was learned Payne was a convicted felon. The recently purchased handgun was found in the floorboard of the vehicle at Payne’s feet. Payne admitted to trying to get other people to purchase firearms for him on several occasions.

Payne was taken into custody without incident by the detectives and brought to the McCracken County Jail.

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