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      Two Indicted on Gun Charges in Rocky Mount

      Rocky Mount, VA - A Rocky Mount police officer and another man have been indicted in connection with the illegal purchase of firearms.

      The US Attorney's Office says a grand jury indicted James Slate, 25, and David Haskins, 57. Slate is the Rocky Mount Police officer.

      He faces 18 counts of making false statements to a license firearms dealer in relation to the purchase of a firearm.

      Slate and Haskins are also charged with one count of conspiracy to make straw purchases of firearms.

      Both men have been released on bond.

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