Guns

Gainesville’s father and son charged with buying guns and transporting them to Mexico

No member of management was available from Outdoor Depot or Dawsonville Gun and Pawn when contacted by The Times on Dec. 28. The Times emailed the property after calling Georgia Gun Store, and no representative answered the phone at Academy Sports.

Foxhole owner Jon Lipscomb did not recall details of the deal earlier this year but said everything was clear after the FBI background check.

Lipscomb said he was approached by local and federal law enforcement a few weeks ago regarding the case.

The Marbans made three trips to Mexico during the period and attempted a fourth trip on 3 December. The indictment does not specify how the Marbans were apprehended.

The Times contacted the district court spokesperson for further information on how the Marbans were apprehended.

Around the time of the last attempted trip to Mexico, the Marbans had 39 firearms in their possession, including shotguns, rifles, pistols and a revolver, according to the indictment.

The Marbans were also accused of making “false and fictitious written statements” to some of the dealers, according to the indictment.

Both men were released earlier this month on separate bonds of $10,000.

Defense attorneys Kimberly Sharkey and Mark Jeffrey did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Tuesday, December 28.