Port Clinton man arrested for trying to buy gun in 2012

On one form, he answered “no” to a question asking if he had court order restraining him from harassing, stalking or threatening a relative, the report said.
Courtney Astolfi
May 5, 2014


A Port Clinton man was arrested last week for a 2012 incident in which he allegedly violated a protection order by trying to buy a gun in Perkins Township.

James Neff, 33, 400 block Adams St., was charged with one count of falsification, a fifth-degree felony.

In September 2012, Neff went to Walmart on Milan Road and filled out paperwork to buy a shotgun, according to a Perkins police report.

On one form, Neff answered “no” to a question asking if he had court order restraining him from harassing, stalking or threatening a relative, the report said.

But in July 2012, Neff was charged with domestic violence for an incident in Port Clinton. Neff’s victim filed for a temporary protection order later that day.

One of the conditions of that order prohibited Neff from possessing, carrying or obtaining a deadly weapon.

A detective with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office reached out to Perkins police about the incident in February 2013.

This April, an Erie County grand jury opted to indict Neff on one falsification charge for the incident.

He was arrested Friday and taken to the Erie County jail. Neff later posted $5,000 bond.



if he wanted a gun he should have went to obama and holder.

sandtown born a...

Stupid is as stupid does


he could tell obama he's one of the "brotherhood" & get a few f 16's..

sandtown born a...

I'm curious, what type of education do you have? You seem pretty far from reality!


dont you worry, i got me one of them thar 8th grade edumacations.. so, obama and holder didn't supply guns to drug cartels, and obama didn't supply the muslim brotherhood with fighter jets? shifting the focus to my education does not change facts..

Stop It

Screw him mikey. He has no sense of humor. ;)


nothing like cold hard facts to keep me unpopular with the masses..

The Big Dog's back

So mikeylikeshit, what does Obama and Holder have to do with this article?


there is a gun correlation. if criminals get guns from obama/holder it seems to be accepted. this criminal should have did things the accepted way, dont you think? the accepted way is through obama/holder..


Obama and Holder didn't let the guns get to the drug cartels. The FBI was following the guns, but the non-restrictive gun laws in Arizona made it impossible to arrest and/or hold anyone responsible for the sale of the guns and they eventually made it to Mexico. You can thank your friends (lobbyists) at the NRA. The best jokes are based in truth - you ought to try using some!


under obama's administration, guns were put on the streets by the government. the government lost control of these guns. i still blame the people who put the guns out there, not some state law. these are the feds.

Dr. Information

nah, he needs to hook up with that democrat out of CALI who was all for banning guns and gun sales yet was running his own black market gun selling operation out of his back yard.


Mikey, since you brought up the subject of Presidents supposedly selling arms, why not also discuss how Reagan sold arms to our enemies in Iran...and then continually answered accusations during a congressional hearing by saying "I can't remember"...

If you're too young to know about what I'm speaking, or if you're a typical conservative who doesn't remember anything prior to 2009, please Google "Iran Contra Scandal". Why anyone considers Reagan a great president is beyond me. The middle class began its decline during his presidency, and as a direct result of his policies.


reagan was out of business since 2004..


well, i guess since a lot of dead people have been voting these days, there's no reason a dead man cant sell a few guns..


he'll just steal a gun later. he's known for it.