Missouri father, son face federal firearms charges

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A western Missouri father and son face federal charges accusing them of illegally possessing firearms.
The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri says 40-year-old William Harlan Parker and his son, 20-year-old Devlin Quanah Parker, both of Wheatland, were charged in separate complaints Wednesday.
The office says Bill Parker is charged with possessing firearms after being convicted of domestic violence, and with possessing an unregistered firearm. Devlin Parker is charged with possessing unregistered firearms.
The complaint says federal investigators found several unmarked weapons and ammunition at the Parkers’ home after an investigation by the Hickory County Sheriff’s Department.
They’re both in custody and are scheduled for a hearing Monday.
Federal public defenders assigned to represent the Parkers could not be reached early Thursday for comment.