- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A second man has pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges in the theft of 76 guns from two Baton Rouge gun stores last summer.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1TLqgLh) 24-year-old Geno Eugene Lyons’ guilty plea before U.S. District Judge James Brady on Wednesday came seven weeks after another Baton Rouge man, 20-year-old Charles Kieran Evans, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick.

Neither Lyons nor Evans has a sentencing date.

Both men pleaded guilty to one count of stealing firearms from a licensed federal firearms dealer and another count of conspiracy to steal firearms, to possess and sell stolen firearms and to receive and possess unregistered machine guns and silencers.

Each man faces up to 15 years in prison and fines totaling $500,000.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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