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Police say felon tried to sell gun on Facebook

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By Staff Reports

A posting in a local yard sale page led to the arrest of Kevin Leonardo Mittman, 33, of Galax on June 10.

Galax Police Department Sgt. Shawny Jones received information that Mittman had posted an ad on a Facebook yard sale page, offering a firearm for sale. As a convicted felon, Mittman is prohibited from owning a gun.

Police made arrangements to meet with Mittman to complete the transaction for the gun. Mittman was taken into custody and a firearm seized.

Mittman was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Mittman has been released on a $5,000 bond pending arraignment in Galax General District Court.