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Convicted Felon

Shannon Mack Owens

Shannon Mack Owens

Cooperative efforts between federal and local law enforcement agencies have led to the arrest of a Haywood County man charged with firearms violations.   Shannon Mack Owens, 36, of Sutton Town Road, Waynesville, is accused of possessing and selling a .22-caliber pistol while being a convicted felon.  Detectives with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office worked together with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on the investigation.  Owens was charged with Possession of a Firearm by Felon and with User in Possession.  Each of the two charges can carry up to a maximum of 10 years in federal prison.   Owens was arrested March 28 and transported to the Buncombe County Detention Center, where he has been placed on federal hold pending trial.