Ex-girlfriend charged with giving guns to Kansas shooter Cedric Ford

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Gunman Killed in Kansas Shootings

A Kansas woman was charged Friday with giving guns to the felon who shot up a Kansas plant, federal prosecutors said.

Sarah Hopkins, 28, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of transferring the AK-47-style semi-automatic rifle and a Glock 40-caliber handgun to ex-boyfriend Cedric Ford, 38.

Prosecutors said Hopkins knew Ford was a convicted felon and was not allowed to have the firearms. The ATF said Hopkins told investigators she had been in a relationship with Ford but moved out in July 2015.

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Ex-girlfriend charged with giving guns to Kansas shooter Cedric Ford
This 2004 arrest photo made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Cedric Larry Ford. Ford, an employee at Excel Industries in Hesson, Kansas, opened fire at the company on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback arrives at City Hall in Hesston, Kan., Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Brownback wanted to thank law enforcement for this handling of Thursday's shooting at Excel Industries. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
President Barack Obama pauses as he comments about the shooting in Hesston, Kansas, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Saft America factory in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
HESSTON, KS - FEBRUARY 26: Police keep guard of the main entrance of Excel Industries on February 26, 2015 in Hesston, Kansas. A gunman killed three people and wounded at least 14, Thursday, February 25, 2016. The shooter was killed by police. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
HESSTON, KS - FEBRUARY 26: The shadow of the American flag projects itself on the main entrance of Excel Industries on February 26, 2015 in Hesston, Kansas. A gunman killed three people and wounded at least 14, Thursday, February 25, 2016. The shooter was killed by police. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
A trailer rented in Newton, Kan., by Cedric Ford, sits abandoned the morning after police stormed it, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Authorities say Ford stormed a factory in nearby Hesston, Kansas, shooting 15 people and killing three. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
The front of a trailer rented in Newton, Kan., by Cedric Ford, sits abandoned with its windows broken out the morning after police stormed it, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Authorities say Ford stormed a factory in nearby Hesston, Kansas, shooting 15 people and killing three. (AP Photo/John Hanna) (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Shattered glass and bullet holes are seen at the front door of Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton identified the gunman as Cedric Ford, who stormed into the factory where he worked and shot several people. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
FBI agents search the parking lot at Excel Industries, the scene of Thursday's shooting, in Hesston, Kan., Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton identified the gunman as Cedric Ford, who stormed into the factory where he worked and shot several people. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
FBI agents look at evidence along Hesston Road outside Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. The deadly assault on Thursday at the lawnmower parts plant in the small town of Hesston ended when a police officer killed the gunman during a shootout. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton points out one of the shooting locations on a map from Thursday's attack at the Excel Industries during a news conference at the Law Enforcement Center in Newton, Kan., Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Shattered glass and bullet holes are seen at the front door of Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton identified the gunman as Cedric Ford, who stormed into the factory where he worked and shot several people. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A vase of flowers with a note attached, blown over by the wind, lies on the grass near Excel Industries on Feb. 26, 2016 in Hesston, Kan. Cedric Ford, an Excel employee, allegedly entered the factory and killed three people and wounded over a dozen others a day before. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
Members of the FBI's evidence response team search the perimeter of Excel Industries on Feb. 26, 2016 in Hesston, Kan. Cedric Ford, an Excel employee, allegedly entered the factory and killed three people and wounded over a dozen others a day before. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
Members of the FBI's evidence response team search the perimeter of Excel Industries on Feb. 26, 2016 in Hesston, Kan. Cedric Ford, an Excel employee, allegedly entered the factory and killed three people and wounded over a dozen others a day before. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
A member of the FBI's evidence response team marks a bullet hole on an exterior wall at Excel Industries on Feb. 26, 2016 in Hesston, Kan. Cedric Ford, an Excel employee, allegedly entered the factory and killed three people and wounded over a dozen others a day before. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
A shattered window can be seen at the main entrance to Excel Industries as investigators continue to work inside the building on Friday morning, Feb. 26, 2016 in Hesston, Kan. Cedric Ford allegedly entered the factory and killed three people and wounded over a dozen others a day before. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
EMS workers gather at a staging area by Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., where a gunman reportedly killed up to seven people and injured many others on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Fernando Salazar/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
Police guard the front door of Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., where a gunman reportedly killed up to seven people and injured many others on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Fernando Salazar/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
Police guard the front door of Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., where a gunman reportedly killed up to seven people and injured many others on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Fernando Salazar/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
Police go through the parking lot of Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., where a gunman reportedly killed up to seven people and injured many others on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Fernando Salazar/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
Police go through the parking lot of Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., where a gunman reportedly killed up to seven people and injured many others on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Fernando Salazar/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
In this photo provided by KWCH-TV, police vehicles line the road after reports of a shooting in Hesston, Kan., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. A Harvey County sheriff's dispatcher said the shooting occurred Thursday afternoon at Excel Industries. (KWCH-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Photo from the Facebook page of the alleged shooter, Cedric Ford.

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Photo from the Facebook page of the alleged shooter, Cedric Ford.

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Photo from the Facebook page of the alleged shooter, Cedric Ford.

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Court records show that Ford was a felon who previously lived in Miami and was on probation with a series of convictions in Florida, including burglary in 2000.

He had a criminal record stretching back to October 1996, when he was charged with carrying a concealed firearm when he was 18 years old, the records showed.

Ford killed three and wounded 14 others in a rampage that started after he was served with a restraining order at his workplace, lawn-care equipment manufacturer Excel Industries in Hesston.

He was shot dead by police.

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