- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Pulaski County sheriff’s sergeant has been arrested on preliminary mail fraud charges for his alleged role in a scheme to steal department money to buy guns for personal use.

U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer announced Wednesday that Sergeant Kelvin Hendrix was arrested as he arrived to work. Agents also arrested Jennifer Gann on a similar charge. Gann is an employee of Cruse Uniforms and Equipment, where the guns were purchased.

Thyer said FBI discovered that Hendrix and Gunn allegedly stole county money that was to be used to buy employee uniforms and instead bought about 25 guns.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Carl Minden says Hendrix is on administrative leave without pay. The two face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine if convicted.

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