Two Denton County men were among four arrested last week in connection with selling assault rifles in Valley View, according to reports.
According to Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert, deputies seized 20 AK-47s being sold Feb.19 in the 13000 block of South Interstate 35 East.
Gilbert said the sheriff’s office was able to obtain intelligence about the transaction to put them on alert.
“Four men were arrested while officials seized 20 assault rifles, the two vehicles involved and $16,000 cash,” Gilbert said.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted in the seizure.
The other two men arrested were from Oklahoma and South Texas, Gilbert said.
“The identities of all four men are being kept under wraps since this is a federal investigation,” Gilbert said.
A spokesman for the ATF in the Dallas field office confirmed they assisted Cooke County and Gainesville police during the seizure.
Gilbert said all men are now in federal custody with charges pending in the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Texas.
Further details are not available at this time because of the pending investigation and possible future arrests, officials said.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
• Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 594 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-seven people were booked into Denton County Jail.
• Denton police responded to 257 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 23 reports online.
• Denton firefighters responded to 16 medical calls, one accident with injuries and one good-intent call.
• Lewisville police made three arrests.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call. Argyle police responded to31 traffic calls and assisted one agency.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls and assisted one citizen. Aubrey police officers responded to one prowler call and one traffic call.
Bartonville police officers responded to two traffic calls.
Double Oak police officers responded to four traffic calls.
Hickory Creek police officers responded to 13 traffic calls and assisted two motorists.
Justin firefighters responded to one illegal burn and one medical call. Justin police officers responded to one medical call and one noise complaint.
Krum firefighters assisted one citizen. Krum police officers responded to one criminal mischief report, one theft report and four traffic calls.
Krugerville police responded to one theft report and three traffic calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to three medical calls, assisted one citizen and responded to one odor investigation.
Little Elm firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide or hazmat call and four medical calls. Little Elm police responded to one auto theft report, two burglary reports, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, one criminal mischief report, assisted two motorists, responded to one medical call, 11 suspicious activity calls, eight traffic calls, one animal cruelty report and assisted one agency.
Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls and one vehicle unlock. Oak Point police officers responded to one criminal mischief report and one welfare concern.
Ponder police officers responded to one suspicious vehicle.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call and one electrocution. Pilot Point police officers responded to one medical call, one disturbance call and four traffic calls.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls. Sanger police assisted one agency and responded to one burglary report, two disturbance calls, one welfare concern, one medical call and one suspicious activity call.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to three fire inspection calls, two medical calls, one suspicious activity call and one traffic transport incident. Trophy Club police officers responded to two suspicious activity calls, one medical call and one animal complaint.
— Megan Gray