Woman Arrested After Lancaster Teen's Slaying Gets 4 Years in Prison on Federal Gun Charges

A woman who was arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl who was killed in July 2017 was sentenced Wednesday on federal firearms charges. Laporshya Polley, 27, was found guilty in May on one count of acquiring a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer by false or fictitious statement and one count of false statement with respect to information required to be kept in records of a licensed firearms dealer.A federal judge sentenced Polley to four years in prison and two years' probation, according to court records.The charges stem from a May 2017 purchase at DFW Gun Range. Polley bought an FN "Five-seveN" handgun from the store and claimed that she was buying the firearm for herself, according to court documents. Officials said she actually bought the gun for her boyfriend, Darius Fields, a convicted felon who is not legally permitted to buy firearms. Fields was found guilty in April on three federal firearms charges. He has not been sentenced.Polley and Fields were arrested June 29 at a motel in Irving, where Polley was reportedly attempting to flush marijuana down a toilet. Police found the FN handgun in a bag with some clothes and ammunition on a table in the room, according to a trial transcript.  Continue reading...

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