A Corinth man has been sentenced to federal prison in the theft of more than four-dozen guns stolen from a Booneville pawn shop and sold on the streets of Chicago.
Authorities say several of the guns were involved in shootings in Chicago and were later recovered by Chicago police.
Galvin Dwayne Davis, 39, of Corinth was sentenced last week to 14 years in prison for charges of burglarizing a gun store, possessing stolen firearms and transporting those firearms. He was also ordered to pay restitution to TNT Pawn in Booneville of over $42,000 for the value of the stolen firearms and damage to the property.
The sentencing was announced in a release by the office of Mississippi Northern District US Attorney Clay Joyner.
“The crimes committed by this defendant had a far-reaching effect and the guns illegally transferred were used to victimize others,” said Joyner. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi will continue to prioritize the prosecution of violent crimes and gun crimes and we hope that the 14-year sentence imposed in this case will serve as a deterrent to others who might consider engaging in illegal firearms sales and trafficking.”
A co-defendant, Marquis McCray, is scheduled to be sentenced for his role on Feb. 16.
The burglary of the pawn shop occurred on Aug. 1, 2019. A total of 49 firearms were stolen and transported to Chicago where they were sold.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Oxford Resident Agency, Booneville Police Department, Corinth Police Department, and the Chicago Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Parker S. King prosecuted the case.
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