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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Barren County, Kentucky, Fugitive Sentenced To 156 Months In Prison For Burglary And Possession Of Firearms By A Convicted Felon

Bowling Green, Ky. – A Barren County, Kentucky, convicted felon was sentenced in U.S. District Court yesterday, by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 156 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for multiple firearms violations announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Jeremy Lee Wilson, age 36, of Glasgow, Kentucky, pleaded guilty on August 6, 2013, to breaking in to the M&B Pawn Shop, located in Glasgow, on November 30, 2012, and to stealing nine firearms from a display case. Wilson pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms, possession and concealment of stolen firearms and theft of firearms shipped or transported in interstate commerce from a person licensed to deal in firearms. During the course of the burglary, Wilson caused $800 in damage to the M&B Pawn Shop property.

According to an Affidavit attached to the Criminal Complaint, Wilson was stopped by a Kentucky State Police Trooper and Barren County Sheriff’s Deputy on December 1, 2012, while walking on North 31E. A jacket containing the nine stolen firearms was found near-by and eight of the firearms still had the M&B price tags on them.

At the time of his arrest, Wilson was a fugitive, wanted in Tyler, Texas, for the October 1, 2012, theft of four firearms from a Wal-Mart. The Texas conduct was accounted for in the sentence imposed today in Kentucky. Further, Wilson is an armed career criminal with four prior felony convictions from Texas and Arkansas dating back to November 2001.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac Shannon and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Glasgow Police Department, the Barren County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police.

Updated December 15, 2014