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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Saxton Woman Sentenced For Assisting Gun Store Burglar Avoid Apprehension

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Saxton, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to five years of probation, the first twelve months of which must be satisfied by a condition of home confinement, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $6399, and ordered to perform 500 hours of community service work on her conviction of being an accessory after the fact, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Kelley L. Foster, 24.

According to information presented to the court, on Jan. 28, 2013, Foster assisted Garrett G. Sherlock in his attempt to avoid apprehension by law enforcement authorities for the theft of firearms from Saxton Outdoor Supply, Inc.

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 Foster.

According to Mr. Hickton, Foster 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