- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A former Army reservist charged with stealing 16 guns from a U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester last month has agreed to be held without bail.

Thirty-four-year-old James Morales of Cambridge appeared Friday in federal court in Worcester for the first time since his arrest in New York days after the theft. The Republican newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1IJwq5S ) Morales also waived his right to contest the evidence at a preliminary hearing.

Morales’ attorney declined to comment Friday.

The FBI says Morales stole six assault rifles and 10 handguns from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center. Most of the guns have been recovered but several have yet to be found.

A Boston woman, Ashley Bigsbee, is also charged in the case. Her lawyer has said the government is being “heavy-handed” with her.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/



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