KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Kansas, man was indicted Thursday for assaulting an undercover officer.
According to U.S. District Attorney for Kansas, Stephen McAllister, 19-year-old Nicholas Newman was charged with robbery, assaulting a federal officer, brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
The affidavit states that on Feb. 6, Newman met the undercover officer at a Sunfresh parking lot in Kansas City, Kansas.
She gave Newman $400 for a .45 caliber pistol and asked if the gun came with a clip.
Documents state that Newman then reached for the gun and tried to pull it away. A second undercover officer grabbed Newman from behind.
Newman faces up to 55 years in prison for the various charges.