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Two felons from Warren indicted for stealing 30 firearms from gun store

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

Two felons from Warren were indicted for stealing 30 firearms, as well as related charges, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Laval Jackson, 43, and Tyrone Thomas, 42, were indicted on charges of stealing firearms, being in possession of stolen firearms and being felons illegally in possession of firearms.

Kristi Coxson, 33, also of Warren, was indicted on one count of possession of stolen firearms.

According to the indictment, Jackson and Thomas On or March 29 stole from J & D Firearms, located in Warren, the following firearms:

  1. Ruger, model SR1911, .45 caliber pistol, serial number 672-39025;
  2. Glock, model 17, 9mm pistol, serial number BBDR194;
  3. Stag Arms, 5.56mm rifle, serial number 330360;
  4. JLD Enterprises, model PTR91, .308 caliber rifle, serial number B0074;
  5. Vulcan Arms, model V15, .223 caliber rifle, serial number P006848;
  6. Bersa, model Thunder 9, 9mm pistol, serial number F87740;
  7. Glock, model 23, .40 caliber pistol, serial number AANN915;
  8. Bersa, model Thunder 40, .40 caliber pistol, serial number F37068;
  9. Bersa, model Thunder 45, .45 caliber pistol, serial number F87203;
  10. Springfield, model XDS, 9mm pistol, serial number S3841064;
  11. Squires Bingham, model 1911, .45 caliber pistol, serial number RIA1749616;
  12. Taurus, model PT917, 9mm pistol, serial number TDO68413;
  13. Sarsilmaz, 9mm pistol, serial number T1102-14G00678;
  14. Bersa, model Thunder 380, .380 caliber pistol, serial number 716090;
  15. Smith and Wesson, model M&P 40, .40 caliber pistol, serial number HSJ5404;
  16. Grand Power SRO, 9mm pistol, serial number GBA0938;
  17. Bersa, model BP9CC, 9mm pistol, serial number E28908;
  18. Glock, model 19, 9mm pistol, serial number BBEF141;
  19. FNH, model FNS9, 9mm pistol, serial number CSU0013415;
  20. Ruger, model GP100, .357 caliber revolver, serial number 177-90494;
  21. Springfield, 9mm pistol, serial number GM970936;
  22. Springfield, model XDM, 9mm pistol, serial number MG420979;
  23. Ruger, model Police Service Six, .357 caliber revolver, serial number 153-28202;
  24. Ruger, model SR45, .45 caliber pistol, serial number 380-66127;
  25. Smith and Wesson, model M&P 9, 9mm pistol, serial number HKK9077;
  26. Glock, model 23, .40 caliber pistol, serial number BAEC028;
  27. Browning, model Hi Power, 9mm pistol, serial number 419584;
  28. MKE, model Kirikkale, .380 caliber pistol, serial number 7340746;
  29. Taurus, model PT1911, .38 caliber pistol, serial number LBX04929; and
  30. Smith and Wesson, model M&P 9, 9mm pistol, serial number HUS1418

The indictment alleges that on March 29, 2016, Jackson, Thomas and Coxson knowingly possessed the above listed stolen firearms.

Jackson is charged with being a felon in possession of the above stolen firearms after he was previously convicted of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer in the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas in 1996.

Thomas is charged with being a felon in possession of the above stolen firearms after he was previously convicted of aggravated assault in 1995 and of robbery in 2001, both in the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas.

“These are people forbidden by law from having firearms who went out and stole them,” Rendon said. “They will hold them accountable for their actions and we will continue to do all we can to keep firearms from illegally getting to our neighborhoods.”

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

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Warren Police Department.   The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

An indictment is only a charge and 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.


Updated October 5, 2016

Firearms Offenses