Pittsburgh Resident Indicted for Fraud and Conspiracy to Maliciously Destroy East Carson Street Property by Fire
PITTSBURGH - A Beaver County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy, stealing firearms from the inventory of a Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer, and possession of stolen firearms, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The three-count indictment named Kyle Jones, 19, formerly of Beaver Falls, Pa., as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, in or around February of 2014, Jones, along with another individual known to the grand jury as JS, conspired to burglarize Shooters Place, a Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer, located at 416-F Constitution Boulevard in New Brighton, Pa. The Indictment further charges that on or about Feb. 7, 2014, Jones and JS stole and illegally possessed 14 firearms from Shooters Place.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $750,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in conjunction with the Patterson Township Police Department, the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office, the Beaver County Detective Bureau, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Beaver Falls Police Department, and the New Brighton Police Department, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.