WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced today that a federal grand jury charged Dennell Harrison, 43, and Taron Walker, 32, both of Dover, Delaware, with stealing and conspiring to steal firearms from Capital Pawn, a federally licensed firearms dealer, and with being felons illegally in possession of firearms. The maximum penalties for these charges are ten years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both.
According to the Indictment, Harrison and Walker broke through an exterior wall of Capital Pawn on the evening of November 21, 2016, and stole 20 firearms, including handguns, a shotgun, and semi-automatic rifles.
Acting U.S. Attorney Weiss offered the following statement, “Removing illegal guns from the street continues to be a top priority for the United States Department of Justice in our battle against violent crime. Those who look to traffic in firearms will face severe consequences.”
An indictment is merely an allegation. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Dover Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are investigating and Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham L. Robinson of the District of Delaware is prosecuting the case. Should anyone have information about any of the missing guns, please contact 1-888-ATF-TIPS.
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