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.