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Ponchatoula Man Sentenced for Theft of Firearms from Premises Owned and Operated by a Federally-Licensed Firearms Dealer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ANTWON SEYMORE, age 19, of Ponchatoula, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to theft of firearms from a premises owned by a federally-licensed firearms dealer and aiding-and-abetting.


U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced SEYMORE to 37 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and $8,780 in restitution.


According to the court documents, on or about April 8, 2016, SEYMORE, and a juvenile broke into The Tickfaw Auction Company, a business owned and operated by a federally-licensed firearms dealer, and stole 25 handguns.  All of those guns were manufactured outside of Louisiana and necessarily had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. McMahon is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 17, 2017

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