Moreau man arrested for assault weapon sale

Posted at: 04/16/2013 10:06 PM
Updated at: 04/16/2013 10:19 PM
By: WNYT Staff

WILTON -- 51-year-old William Green of Moreau is charged with illegal sale of an assault weapon and selling without doing a background check.

State police say the assault weapon was being offered on a Facebook page for gun enthusiasts.

An undercover officer responded to the post and arranged a face-to-face meeting with the seller and ultimately purchased the weapon. The weapon is a RGuns .223-5.56 caliber assault style rifle with a pistol grip, which meets the definition of an assault weapon.