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November 14, 2013

Kalkaska man charged with pawning stolen rifle

TRAVERSE CITY — A Kalkaska man faces felony charges after Grand Traverse sheriff’s deputies said he stole and sold a rifle.

Nicholas Cory Perkins, 23, stole a .30-30 Winchester rifle from a friend, according to a deputy’s report. The rifle was engraved with the owner’s name and a date.

Perkins was charged with larceny of a firearm, trying to sell a stolen firearm, possession of firearm by a felon, possession of a firewarm while committing a felony.

Deputies allege Perkins took the rifle from his friend, with whom he was staying with at the time, and then pawned it at Ace Buyers for $50. Perkins returned to the shop the next day and sold the rifle outright for an additional $55, according to reports.

Perkins has two previous felony or attempt to commit felony convictions. He was arraigned on Nov. 12.

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