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Temple Hills Resident Pleads Guilty To Illegal Transportation Of A Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Man purchased four firearms from North Carolina gun show and transported them to Maryland


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Contact ELIZABETH MORSE                                                          at (410) 209-4855


Greenbelt, Maryland –On September 11, 2017, Khyre Deangelo Wilson, age 24, of Temple Hills, Maryland, pleaded guilty in federal court to transport and receipt of firearms purchased outside his state of residency.


The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Acting Special Agent in Charge Arron J. Graves of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Washington Field Division; and Chief Henry P. Stawinski III of the Prince George’s County Police Department.


According to Wilson’s plea agreement, on April 3, 2016, Wilson attempted to purchase three firearms from a federal firearm licensee (FFL) at a gun show in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The FFL refused to sell the firearms to Wilson when an employee noticed that Wilson indicated on an ATF Form 4473 that he was not purchasing the firearms for himself. The employee noticed that Wilson went to two other FFLs at the gun show to purchase firearms.


Two other FFLs at the Fayetteville, North Carolina gun show each sold Wilson two firearms. The firearms included a .45 caliber pistol, a 9mm pistol, a .40 caliber pistol, and a Zastava 7.62mm pistol. Wilson provided a North Carolina address on the ATF Form 4473 in connection with his purchases. The ATF investigated and determined that Wilson did not reside at the address he provided.


Wilson then transported the firearms he had purchased to the state of Maryland. Wilson was not, and never has been, a licensed importer, manufacturer, dealer, or collector of firearms. Wilson was aware that it was illegal to use a false address to purchase the firearms and to transport them to the state of Maryland.


Wilson faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for November 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.


Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the ATF and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Baldwin, who is prosecuting this case.

Updated September 12, 2017