A Noblesville man was arrested after police said he unlawfully sold a handgun to a 17 year old.
Christopher Lee South, 26, was charged with unlawful sale of a handgun, possession of a handgun with altered identifying marks and carrying a handgun without a license-prior felony, all Class C felonies. He was also charged with carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.
South’s arrest came after a nearly month-long investigation. On Jan. 1, officers with the Fishers Police Department responded to a home in the 14300 block of Ryan Drive at approximately 1:30 a.m. on a report of a possible underage drinking party. When officers arrived, they found several juveniles inside the home.
Police said one juvenile was carrying a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun. The 16-year-old juvenile was arrested on charges of possession of a handgun with altered identifying marks and minor consumption.
After further investigation, police determined the handgun was sold to another juvenile, who was not present at the New Year party. The juvenile was later located and arrested on charges of possession of a handgun with altered identifying marks.
Both juveniles were transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Center.