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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 11, 2014

Firearms Thief Sentenced To Spend The Next 12 Years In Federal Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Saxton, Pa, has been sentenced in federal court to 144 months in prison, three years supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution of $20,250.42 on his conviction of theft of firearms and interstate transportation of stolen firearms, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Garrett G. Sherlock, 27.

According to information presented to the court, on Jan. 28, 2013, Sherlock stole 31 firearms from Saxton Outdoor Supply, Inc., which is a business licensed to deal in firearms. On the same day he transported the stolen firearms from Pennsylvania to Maryland.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police-Bedford Barracks for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Sherlock.

According to Mr. Hickton, Sherlock was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter, and prosecute gun crime.

Updated July 14, 2015