Vincennes residents indicted by grand jury for illegal purchase of firearm

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – United States Attorney Josh Minkler announced that 19-year-old, Dakora S. Lovellette and 22-year-old, Nicholas P. Apple, both of Vincennes, were indicted by a grand jury for charges of conspiring and making false statements to acquire a firearm.

According to the indictment, the incident happened in February 2019 when Apple asked another individual to purchase a firearm for Lovellette. Lovellette was under the age of 21 and was previously convicted for obstruction of justice in Knox County in 2018.

Lovellette and Apple met with the individual at Rural King in Vincennes for the individual to buy a .38 caliber Taurus model 66 revolver. The individual was given money by Lovellette to make the purchase.

The individual prepared a Firearms Transaction Record form under penalty of perjury, stating that the individual was the actual purchaser.

The three met at a gas station after the buy and the revolver was given to Lovellette.

This case is a part of the Project Guardian, an effort by the Department of Justice to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearm laws.

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