Cañon City pawnshop 
owner allegedly sold guns illegally

The Gazette - Updated: December 5, 2013 at 8:19 am • Published: December 5, 2013

A Cañon City pawnshop owner was arrested Wednesday after allegedly purchasing and possessing and selling firearms illegally.

Nicholas Ricca, 71, owner and operator of Home Town Pawns at 807 Cyanide Ave. in Cañon City, was arrested by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office after a lengthy investigation by detectives.

He is being held in the Fremont County Detention Center on $10,000 bond for five counts of possession of a weapon by a previous offender and conspiracy.

Anyone who was involved in firearms transactions with Ricca is asked to call Fremont County sheriff’s detective Mike Jolliffe at (719) 276-5547.

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