Local man sentenced for lying on ATF form

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SHREVEPORT, La. – (KTAL/KMSS) A local man will spend the next year in federal prison for trying to purchase a firearm from a pawn shop and lying on paperwork necessary to complete the purchase, according to U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph.

Thomas Ray Beaird, 41, attempted to purchase a handgun from a licensed Shreveport firearms dealer on June 29, 2018. 

Beaird lied on an ATF form 4473 to purchase a Ruger LCP .380-caliber gun, marking on the form that he was not subject to a court order restraining him from harassing, stalking or threatening a child or an intimate partner or child of such partner.  

However, Beaird was arrested on June 20, 2018 for second degree kidnapping of his wife. A hearing on that charge is on the May 6, 2019 docket in Caddo Parish District Court. 

A Caddo Parish juvenile court judge also granted a protective order against Beaird on behalf of his juvenile children on June 21, 2018. 

Personal service of the protective order was made at the Caddo Correctional Center on June 26, 2018. Beaird pleaded guilty to the federal charge on December 18, 2018.

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