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Police say Gold Exchange co-owner Camp a convicted felon

By Michelle Frizalone, mfrizalone@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 14 2012 09:33:34 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 15 2012 04:38:25 PM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

The co-owner of Abilene Gold Exchange Charles Camp is a convicted felon, according to Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge.

In a press conference on Friday afternoon Standridge released more details on the shooting that killed an Abilene business owner.

According to the search warrant affidavit, police discovered Abilene Gold Exchange also used an office next door at 1319 S. Danville.

Officers discovered 131 firearms, which were obtained at that location.

"Results of those searches have revealed approximately $60,000 in currency, 131 firearms, 63,000 rounds of ammunition, as well numerous documents," Standridge said. "Suspecting there was more involved than just the commerce associated with precious metals, detectives requested assistance from the State Comptroller’s Office, the IRS, FBI, and the ATF.

The owner of the property Andrew Way confirmed in an affidavit that he leased both properties to Charles Camp and Marcus Cass.

Ways affidavit states: "they used the other business for private appointments and for older customers who needed to sit down during their transactions."

Police did not confirm what they used the other building for.

According to the affidavit: leads online records indicated that Abilene Gold Exchange hasn't made any entries on the crime prevention website since Nov. 21st.

Camp has a federal hold with no bond pursuant to federal charges. His other bonds total $20,000