A Wyoming County bounty hunter was arrested in Charleston after he allegedly sold stolen guns out of his vehicle.
Charleston police were dispatched Wednesday afternoon to the Go-Mart truck stop in Kanawha City after receiving a report of a person possibly selling guns in the parking lot.
Patrol officers detained Charles Kevin Cook, 39, of Pineville and two others, who were not named in the criminal complaint on file at Kanawha Magistrate Court.
Detective J.F. Taylor also responded to check the serial numbers on the weapons. One of the firearms, an Intratec 9-millimeter, was reported stolen from the New Albany Police Department in Indiana.
Cook told officers he received the gun in a trade a few days earlier.
Further inspection of Cook's vehicle revealed blue lights mounted in the front and back of his vehicle. Cook is self-employed as a bounty hunter and is not associated with any law enforcement agency.
He was charged with transferring and receiving stolen goods and illegal possession of restricted lamps.
Cook is being held at South Central Regional Jail on $15,000 bond.