ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) - A Manassas woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of buying more than 25 firearms to illegally sell to others, in addition to lying to federal agents about her purchases, according to Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Kimberly Yvette Dinkins, 44, of Manassas, Va., was indicted on Jan. 10, and charged with dealing firearms without a license and making a materially false statement, which each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison, if convicted. She was previously charged through a criminal complaint and arrested on Dec. 13, 2012, and she has remained in federal custody since her arrest pending further court action.
According to court records, Dinkins does not have a license to deal in firearms. From Nov. 17, 2012, through Dec. 1, 2012, she attended three Virginia gun shows on three consecutive weekends and allegedly purchased more than 25 semi-automatic handguns from dealers. One of the firearms allegedly purchased by Dinkins at a gun show in Chantilly, Va., the weekend of Nov. 16-18, 2012, was recovered during the arrest of a suspected narcotics trafficker on Nov. 30, 2012 in Prince George's County, Md.
The indictment alleges that during an interview on Dec. 3, 2012, Dinkins falsely stated that she had sold all of the firearms she had purchased at the three gun shows, despite still being in possession of some of the firearms.