Man accused of violating order by trying to buy gun

A Navy man is facing a felony charge after trying to buy a gun against a judge’s orders.

A Navy man is facing a felony charge after trying to buy a gun even though a judge had ordered him not to possess any firearms, according to court documents

Prosecutors charged Tyler J. Freeman, 21, of Oak Harbor in Island County Superior Court June 23 with unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree and false swearing.

According to the police report in the case, a judge in Island County District Court approved a domestic violence no-contact order Nov. 13, 2020, barring Freeman from obtaining, owning, possessing or controlling a firearm. The order expires a year after it was imposed.

The report states that Freeman had violated the no-contact order in January by emailing and calling the protected person.

On June 8, Freeman tried to purchase a .45-caliber handgun from a gun shop in Oak Harbor. He filled out an ATF form and falsely claimed that there were no court orders restraining him from possessing a gun, the police report states.

A video from the business also showed him handling the gun, the report says.

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs sent the Oak Harbor police a “denied firearms transaction report.”

When police officers contacted him, Freeman allegedly admitted to trying to purchase the gun. He said he didn’t re-read the order after returning from deployment.

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