- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - A man who worked as a Warrenton police officer and sold guns for an elderly man but kept most of the money was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 18 months on probation.

Thirty-nine-year-old Ray Pearson Ayers had pleaded no contest to charges of forgery and official misconduct. A Clatsop County Circuit Court judge also ordered him Wednesday to pay nearly $11,000 in restitution.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://bit.ly/1wNCJ51) Ayers worked for the Warrenton Police Department for 15 years. In 2012 he sold 23 firearms for a man who asked police for help when he moved into an assisted living facility.

After the man died it was discovered that Ayers had sold the guns for more than $12,000 but gave the man only $1,500.

Ayers resigned last August.

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Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com

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