False ID used to buy guns, police say

Guatemalan man charged with lying on state application

April 28, 2001|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,Sun Staff

An Owings Mills man was arrested yesterday on charges of using someone else's identification to purchase three handguns and then trying to buy another gun, Maryland State Police said.

Adonay Noguera-Sagastume, 20, of the first block of Richmar Road, was charged with lying on gun application forms and perjury, said Capt. Jack Simpson of the state police.

Noguera-Sagastume, a Guatemalan immigrant, is accused of buying three handguns last year using a New Jersey man's identity. He also is accused of using the same identity in February to try to purchase a 9mm Glock handgun from White Marsh Arms in Owings Mills, Simpson said.

A state police official noticed that the race and birthplace the buyer had listed on the application were different from those that appeared during a background check, Simpson said.

State Police Sgt. Larry Wheeler and Tfc. Steven Dulski tracked down the New Jersey man, who told them he had lost his driver's license and social security card about two years ago, Simpson said.

The suspect may have used those documents to obtain a Maryland driver's license in the New Jersey man's name, Simpson said, then used that identification to purchase weapons.

Simpson said police recovered two of the handguns yesterday. The third had been shipped to Guatemala, he said.

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