North Randall police officer arrested, accused of selling firearms to felons

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Kevin Ryan Lumpkin (Photo courtesy: FBI Cleveland Division)

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CLEVELAND– The FBI has arrested a former North Randall police officer who they said was knowingly selling firearms to two felons.

In August 2012, while searching the residence of the two, a local police department found single firearms and boxes of firearms. Authorities said it was determined  the weapons had been purchased by Kevin Lumpkin, 29,  and at the time he bought them, he was a North Randall police officer.

A pistol that was recovered during a traffic stop was also traced back to Lumpkin, according to the FBI. That pistol was found in the car of a suspect with an outstanding warrant, who was arrested.

The FBI said they believe that Lumpkin bought the weapons for the felons, knowing that, under law, they were unable to buy firearms due to their felony convictions.

Lumpkin appeared in federal court on the charges on Friday.

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