Q: Today at 4:15 PM, I received a call from an Officer Rebecca Baxter with the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections. She is a Parole Officer. She discovered that one of her parolees, James Juarez, has been to our indoor range and has been shooting. She said that he is a felon, and that he has additional felonies pending. I verified through our Inventory Management System that Mr. Juarez did come to our facility on 7/24/2015, paid a range fee for he and his wife, Rachelle Jones (who has also been arrested now), rented a firearm, and purchased a box of ammunition and a target. I told her this information over the phone. She was grateful for the information and said that she knew he had been there through his electronic ankle monitor and that his wife had admitted it too. She said this was a violation of the conditions of his Parole and he would be going back to jail. We verified that we had Mr. Juarez and his wife both fill out our Firearm Rental Agreement, where they told us that they were not felons. (i.e. “Are you under indictment or information (information is a formal accusation of a crime made by a prosecuting attorney) in any court for a crime for which a judge could imprison you for more than one year?” Also, “Have you been convicted in any court of a crime for which a judge could have imprisoned you for more than one year, even if the Judge actually gave you a shorter sentence?” Both questions were answered “No” ) Officer Baxter asked us to “Please advise if he has fired any weapons at your facility and how many times he has visited the facility.” She has also asked us to provide her with any documentation we have. I am inclined to help her by providing her the written documents we have. However, I wanted to reach out to this team first, before, in essence, sending law enforcement a report showing where we had unknowingly sold a felon a box of ammunition. Please advise.
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