Firearm Thief Goes to Prison in Henderson Case - 8 News NOW

Firearm Thief Goes to Prison in Henderson Case

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LAS VEGAS -- The last of four men convicted of stealing 21 firearms from a Henderson gun store in August 2011 was sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in prison, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said. 

Demario F. Edwards, 24, of North Las Vegas, who pleaded guilty in October to possession of a stolen firearm and theft from a federal firearms licensee, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson. Co-defendants Victor Williams, 21, Daryl Galtney, 25, and Frank Freeman, 27, also pleaded guilty and were sentenced last year to 37 months, 63 months, and 100 months in prison respectively.

"Many of these stolen firearms end up in the hands of criminals, who later commit crimes of violence," Bogden said. "It is important to send a message to persons who steal firearms in burglaries and robberies that there are strong federal laws prohibiting this type of conduct and we will use them to keep the community safe."

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