Michele Wardle, 29,arrested and charged charged after trying to buy a rifle at Dicks sporting goods

Michele Wardle, 29, of Butler was arraigned on charges she illegally tried to buy a rifle last year at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Police said Wardle allegedly provided false information on a federal form that was required Sept. 14 when she attempted to buy a Savage Arms Axis XP .243-caliber Winchester bolt-action rifle.

When her information was entered into the Pennsylvania Instant Check system, an automated system by which gun dealers can determine if someone can legally buy a gun in the state, she was denied the purchase.

Wardle was arraigned on charges of unlawfully attempting to buy a firearm, a felony, and unsworn falsification to authorities, a misdemeanor.




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