A convicted sexual predator from Marcus Hook, Delaware County slithered his way back behind bars after selling stolen guns to an undercover agent posing as a convicted felon. The sex fiend also tried selling cocaine and pills to the cops to go along with the stolen handguns and loaded magazines.
Charles David Clark, 36, is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm without a license, illegal sales of firearms, criminal use of a communication facility and possible drug charges for attempting to talk the cops into buying drugs.
The scandalous sex fiend sold two stolen firearms, two loaded magazines, a holster, and an additional 100 rounds of ammunition to the agents for $950.
Clark pleaded guilty to felony statutory sexual assault and indecent assault of a minor in June of 2009 and was remanded to the George W. Hill Correctional Facility.
During his short-lived release, the felonious miscreant revealed that he obtained these handguns during a burglary he recently committed and that he sold another gun prior to meeting the undercover agents.
Police initially contacted the convicted sexual predator on June 5 in reference to purchasing a handgun. He agreed to meet Agent Rucker and Supervisory Narcotic Agent David Carolina in the parking lot of the Walmart in Upper Chichester.
During the sale, Agent Stacy Rucker of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations informed the convicted sex fiend that the reason she was purchasing the gun in from him was because she was a felon and couldn’t get one legally. Clark revealed that he too was a convicted felon and sold her the goods for $450.
Just two months later, the eager scoundrel contacted Agent Rucker, stating that he had two more guns for sale. Agent Rucker informed the lowlife that she’d buy both of the firearms, but Clark then stated he had sold one, offering to sell her a Ruger 9mm for $500.
Agent Rucker arranged to meet the scoundrel on the morning of August 11 at the same Walmart parking lot to purchase the firearm the second firearm. When the rebel arrived at the Walmart, he was caught by surprise as law enforcement swarmed his vehicle and placed the troublemaker into custody.
“In the case of Charles David Clark, he stole these guns and then brazenly sold them for profit to an individual who he believed was a criminal, showing a complete disregard for the law,” Delaware District Attorney Katayoun Copeland told yc.news. “By doing so, and blatantly perpetuating criminal activity right here in our community, the defendant faces up to ten years in prison under the Brad Fox Law. We commend Agent Stacy Rucker and Supervisory Agent David Carolina of the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations and CID Detective Steven Bannar and Detective Rick Jones of the Trainer Borough Police Department for their work on this case and the Upper Chichester Police Department for their assistance. We will continue to aggressively target gun traffickers to prevent criminals from illegally obtaining firearms and to raise awareness about the severity of these crimes.”
“Thanks to the strong collaboration with our law enforcement partners in Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland’s office and the Upper Chichester Police Department, two more stolen guns are off our streets and this illegal gun trafficker will face justice,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told yc.news. “People have the right to feel safe in their home and the neighborhoods where they live and work – and illegal guns and gun traffickers erode that basic right.”
Detective Rick Jones of the Trainer Borough Police Department assisted with bringing the lawless criminal to justice.
Charles Clark was sent back to his stomping grounds at George W. Hill Correctional Facility after failing to post bail set at ten percent of $100,000. His preliminary hearing is August 23, 2018.
Deputy District Attorney George B. Dawson, Chief of the Anti-Violence Task Force, will be prosecuting the case on behalf of the Commonwealth.
The arrest comes following a joint investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations (BNI), the Delaware County District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID), the Upper Chichester Police Department and Detective Rick Jones of the Trainer Borough Police Department.