A Lancaster man faces seveal charges involving the sale of stolen firearms. Susquehanna Regional Police say Kurtis Tyler Allen, 32, attempted to sell Joseph Hamer, a firearm last Tuesday, October 22, at Hamer’s buy and shop business in Marietta Borough. The weapon was reported stolen in a burglary in Warwick Township. A woman with Allen was questioned and released.
It wasn’t the first stolen weapon Allen sold to Hamer. On October 20 at about 7 pm, Allen sold Hamer a .308 rifle that was stolen during a burglary in Warwick Township. Hamer, contacted police after learning that the weapon had been stolen. In cooperation with investigators Hamer, turned the rifle over to police.
When Allen returned to sell a second weapon two days later, police were ready for him.
Allen who is convicted felon, faces charges of Persons Not to Possess and Receiving Stolen Property. Following arraignment Allen was sent to Lancaster County in lieu of $25,000 bail.