It said he worked with Fox — who is a former law enforcement officer and federal firearms licensee — to illegally acquire multiple M-134G Minigun machine guns.
The M-134G has six barrels and can fire between 2,000 and 6,000 rounds of ammunition per minute, according to the release. As part of the scheme, Fox contacted Garwood — the owner of Garwood Industries in Scottsdale — who agreed to help build the guns and supply Fox with M-134G parts, according to the release.
It said Garwood submitted false paperwork to the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Bureau claiming he had destroyed multiple M-134G rotor housings, a key component of the machine gun that must be serialized and registered with the ATF.
Garwood then illegally transferred the rotor housings to Fox, who used them to build multiple M-134G machine guns and unlawfully transferred them to Carlson, the release said. It said Carlson transferred the machine guns to an unnamed person who successfully smuggled them to Mexico.
Authorities served a search warrant on Fox’s house in Georgetown on Feb. 8, 2017, and found three M-134G rotor housings, according to the attorney general’s office.