- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the sentenced given a man who pleaded in 2013 to stealing money and guns from a dealer in northeast Mississippi.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Wednesday upheld the 90-month sentence given Ryan Dandre Hearn. Hearn argued the sentence was too harsh.

Court records show Hearn pleaded guilty to one count in an indictment that alleged he and another man stole three pistols from The Gold Exchange in Nettleton on July 9, 2009.

The indictment says that Hearn lost his job and told a friend he needed to “hit a lick.”

Records show the friend allegedly caused a distraction before Hearn hit an employee, jumped the counter and grabbed guns and money.

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