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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bedford County Man Gets Prison Time For Helping Transport Stolen Guns From PA To Maryland

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Saxton, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 35 months in prison, three years supervised release and ordered to pay $6,399 in restitution on his conviction of interstate transportation of stolen firearms, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Joshua M. Faircloth, 27.

According to information presented to the court, on Jan. 28, 2013, Faircloth aided in transporting 31 firearms stolen from Saxton Outdoor Supply, Inc., from Pennsylvania to Maryland.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police-Bedford Barracks for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Faircloth.

According to Mr. Hickton, Faircloth was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter, and prosecute gun crime.

Updated July 14, 2015