On Wednesday, a twenty-two year-old Chester woman was convicted on two counts of illegally transferring firearms to another person. Staci Dawson faces a five-year mandatory minimum sentence under the Brad Fox Law, which was enacted early last year.
“There are no negotiations by this office with regards to these cases,” Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said. “If you’re going to engage in the illegal exchange of firearms in this county, we are going to prosecute you and you are going to spend a substantial amount of time in a penitentiary.”
Dawson was also convicted on charges of making false reports to law enforcement and two counts of conspiracy. Her boyfriend, David Colon, and Shamar Atkinson were taken into custody on March 5, 2013.
“Colon, 22, was charged with cocaine possession and Atkinson was charged with possession of the Kel-Tec pistol. Atkinson, 20, pleaded guilty in December 2013 to firearms not to be possessed by a convict and was sentenced to three to six years in a state correctional facility. Colon was murdered in August 2013,” writes Alex Rose.