CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --- Cedar Falls police arrested a woman after she allegedly tried to sell a stolen World War II pistol.

Christina Marie Barnes, 31, address unavailable, was detained Thursday after a police officer posed as a buyer in a sting operation.

She was arrested for trafficking in stolen weapons, third-degree theft, interference and two counts of carrying weapons. Bond was set at $35,000.

According to court records, Barnes moved to Iowa from Texas in August and had been living with a man on West 13th Street. She moved out on Sept. 9 following an argument. When she left, she took the man's Japanese Nambu Type 14 semiautomatic handgun with her, records state.

Barnes later attempted to sell the weapon to an undercover police officer for $600 in a transaction that was captured on video, court records state. Officers also found a knife in her car.

After she was arrested and taken to the Cedar Falls Police Department, Barnes allegedly argued with officers and began kicking when they attempted to place her in a holding cell. Officers used a Taser to bring her under control, records state.

Trafficking in stolen firearms is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison upon conviction.


Cops and courts reporter for the Courier

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Your exactly right, however, Judge Lekar felt sorry for her and reduced the bond from $35,000 to only $5,000 after 2 other judges ordered it remain as it was. Christina should be out any day now to continue her lifestyle.

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