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District of New Hampshire

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former National Guardsman Sentenced To Two Years Probation For Stealing Firearm

          CONCORD, N.H. – A former private in the New Hampshire National Guard and a current resident of Plaistow, New Hampshire, Eric L. Evers, was sentenced to two years’ probation for stealing a firearm from the New Hampshire National Guard Armory in Manchester, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.

          According to documents filed in United States District Court, Evers, 34, joined the National Guard in December 2009.  While participating in a quarterly inspection and maintenance of firearms at the National Guard Armory in Manchester on March 9, 2014, Evers concealed a 9mm Berretta pistol in his pants pocket, left the armory, and hid the pistol in his truck.  When Evers returned to the armory, a thorough search for the pistol was being conducted by other guardsmen.  This caused Evers to leave the armory, remove the pistol from his truck and bury it in a snowbank near an entrance to the armory’s parking lot, where it was found by another guardsman three days later.

          The case was investigated by the U.S. Army, Criminal Investigation Division, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and the Manchester Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bob Kinsella.

Updated June 26, 2015