- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Jefferson City man pleaded guilty to possessing firearms he stole during several home burglaries.

Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Stephan Alben Whelan pleaded guilty Thursday to being an illegal drug user in possession of firearms.

Whelan was arrested in December 2016 in Cole County after numerous burglaries were reported in several mid-Missouri counties from September 2016 to December 2016.


TOP STORIES
Comedian Patton Oswalt blasts Trump voters: 'Stupid a--holes'
Franklin Graham calls on nation to pray for Trump as impeachment effort gains speed
Evangelist Franklin Graham calls impeachment hearing 'a day of shame for America'


Whelan told officers that he and other people committed so many burglaries that he couldn’t remember where or when specific items were taken. He traded the stolen items for methamphetamine. Several firearms were among numerous stolen items recovered by law enforcement officers.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide