Of more than 600 guns stolen 2 years ago, only 73 recovered


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A federal prosecutor says authorities have recovered only 73 of the 654 guns stolen in 2017 in Springfield.

Prosecutors say six men from Texas stole the guns by maneuvering several
trailers into a United Parcel Service lot. The handguns and 12-gauge shotguns were being shipped from Beretta USA in Maryland to Bass Pro Shops in Springfield.

The Springfield News-Leader reports during a sentencing hearing Monday,
U.S. Assistant Attorney James Kelleher said most of the guns are in public
circulation.

Two defendants, 35-year-old Frank McChriston and Quinton Haywood, were
sentenced Monday to 71/2 years in prison. Derrick and Eric White were each
sentenced to seven years and three months. They were also ordered to pay a total of $206,000 in restitution.

Two other men have pleaded guilty in the case.

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