Ex-deputy charged with forging documents to buy machine gun

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A federal grand jury just indicted a former major with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

Eric Spicer, 44, of Beavercreek, is charged with using fraudulent and forged documents to obtain a machine gun illegally.

The indictment was returned Thursday afternoon.

The seven count indictment alleges that Spicer forged the Greene County Sheriff’s name on documents he provided to a firearms dealer in New York in 2009. The documents claimed that the machine gun would be used for official law enforcement purposes.

The ATF raided Spicer’s home in March and seized the gun.

Spicer was relieved of his duties following a standoff in Yellow Springs in which the suspect was shot and killed.

Spicer will be summoned to appear before the U.S. Magistrate Judge.

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