Judge allows suit against Kohlhepp gun buyer, Academy Sports to proceed

GoUpstate | 8/2/2019 | Staff
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A Spartanburg County judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit this week against Academy Sports and the man who supplied guns to serial killer Todd Kohlhepp.

Judge Mark Hayes denied a motion to dismiss filed by attorneys representing Academy Ltd., in July. Cindy Coxie, the mother of Johnny Coxie, filed the suit in December 2018, alleging that the store “failed to live up to its duties,” required by federal firearms laws in selling guns to Dustan Lawson.

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Lawson, who provided Kohlhepp with multiple firearms, was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison in September 2018, after pleading guilty earlier that year to 36 federal firearms charges stemming from indictments handed down in 2017.

Prosecutors accused Lawson of buying firearms and suppressors from several area stores beginning in 2012 to supply them to Kohlhepp.

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Kohlhepp, who was convicted of kidnapping a girl when he was 15 years old in Arizona, was a felon at the time of the sales and could not legally...
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