Woman with PFA Order Charged with Providing False Information to Purchase Gun in Redbank Township :: exploreClarion.com


REDBANK TWP., Pennsylvania (EYT) – A 43-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly providing false information to purchase a firearm from a sporting goods store in Redbank Township.

According to court documents, Clarion-based State Police have filed criminal charges against a 43-year-old man Jennifer LynnRobinsonof Summerville, in the office of Magistrate District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller, on Monday, August 15, 2022.

The incident reportedly occurred around 4:57 p.m. on December 23, 2020 in Redbank Township, Clarion County.

According to a criminal complaint, on April 1, 2022, a Clarion-based state trooper was assigned to investigate a firearms violation in which Jennifer LynnRobinson attempted to purchase a CZ P10C pistol from a sporting goods store in Redbank Township.

Robinson is a person prohibited from purchasing such a firearm, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, in completing Form ATF 4473, Robinson checked the “No” box for question 21(c) “relating to having been convicted by a court of a crime or any crime for which the judge could have imprison you for more than one year, even if you received a shorter sentence” and question 21(h) “be the subject of a court order restraining them from harassing, stalking or threatening a child or an intimate partner.

Robinson was denied the purchase due to a conviction for common assault (Misdemeanor 2) on March 11, 2003, which carried a maximum sentence of two years in prison. Robinson is also the subject of an active abuse protection order from Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, the complaint states.

The state trooper was able to verify that Robinson indeed had an active AFP order entered on April 18, 2019 and expiring on April 18, 2022, at the time of this incident, the complaint notes.

On April 12, 2022, the aforementioned sporting goods store provided the State Trooper with a copy of Robinson’s completed and signed ATF 4473 form which listed “No” blocks for questions 21(c) and 21(h) checked, according to the complaint.

On July 14, 2022, Jennifer Robinson was interviewed.

According to the complaint, Robinson allegedly indicated that she knew she was going to the aforementioned sporting goods store to buy a gun. She was asked if she knew why she was denied the purchase, and she replied that she didn’t then, but she knows now. The state trooper told Robinson about the PFA, and she said she was unaware she had a PFA against her. She said she became aware of it after being turned down and spoke to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office who informed her.

The soldier asked Robinson if she had received any documents relating to a PFA, and she informed him that she had not, but her mother may have received something, the complaint continues.

The soldier then asked Robinson about her conviction for common assault in 2003 and about question 21(c) in which she answered “No” for having been convicted of a crime or a crime in which she allegedly could be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of more than one year. , although she received a shorter sentence, including probation. Robinson informed the soldier that when she filled out the paperwork, she read that section, and when she saw the word crime, she didn’t read any further. Robinson explained that “she has no idea what a felony or misdemeanor is. She said she was sentenced to probation for this conviction and no one explained to her what she could have been sentenced to,” the complaint states.

She was charged with the following offences:

– Sale or transfer of a firearm – False statement in writing, crime 3
– Statement under penalty, offense 3

According to court documents, she is awaiting a preliminary hearing.

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