HAMMOND | A man accused of impersonating a U.S. marshal while buying a gun was sentenced Thursday in federal court to three years probation.
James D. Urschel, 46, pleaded guilty in June to false impersonation of a federal officer, according to court records. He's accused of impersonating an officer while purchasing a firearm Jan. 15.
According to a sentencing memorandum, Urschel purchased firearms at Gander Mountain in Lafayette and had on several occasions identified himself as a federal marshal. He would later sell them at local pawn shops for cash.
He was originally arrested in Valparaiso, according to court records.