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2 Delta Men Arrested On Federal Gun Charges

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are pursuing gun charges against two men from Delta — a felon later convicted of poaching and another man who allegedly gave him a rifle to hunt.

Brandon Cook, 30, and Jonathan Boyd, 29, were arrested Thursday and were later advised of the charges against them in federal court in Grand Junction.

Boyd is accused of providing Cook with a Weatherby model Mark V rifle. Prosecutors say Cook used the gun to poach a trophy class bull elk, something he pleaded guilty to in state court earlier.

Both Cook and Boyd could each face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine. It’s not clear if either of them has a lawyer yet.

They’re scheduled to appear in court again on Monday.

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