- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to his role in the burglary and burning of a Waldorf gun store has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that 46-year-old Edward White of Waldorf was sentenced Friday in federal court in Greenbelt. He pleaded guilty to theft of firearms and use of fire during the commission of a felony.

According to his plea agreement, White plotted for months to burglarize Fred’s Sports, a federally licensed firearms dealer, to steal guns.

Authorities say on Oct. 13, 2014, White’s co-conspirators burglarized Fred’s and stole than 70 handguns. Prosecutors say the co-conspirators poured an accelerant throughout the store, and set it on fire.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office said the blaze caused $1 million in damage.


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