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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Norfolk Southern Railway Trains

St. Louis, MO – Ronald Bonner, St. Louis, MO, pled guilty to stealing goods from Norfolk Southern Railway trains as they passed through the railroad’s St. Louis terminal.  Bonner admitted to two counts of theft from an interstate shipment involving two separate incidents occurring on October 14, 2015, and February 5, 2016, during which Bonner boarded trains, broke into containers and stole valuable merchandise to be resold.  He entered his plea before United States District Judge John A. Ross. 

Bonner now faces up to three years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 per count.  Restitution to the victim is also mandatory.

The case was investigated by the Norfolk Southern Railroad Police. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.   

Updated July 28, 2016