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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pioneer man charged with stealing firearms

A Pioneer man was charged with stealing firearms, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

A criminal information was filed charging Kyle Shirey, 34, with theft of a firearm from a firearms dealer and receipt and possession of a firearm not registered through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Toledo, Ohio.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Tracey Ballard Tangeman.

A charge is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 14, 2016