Hattiesburg Men Plead Guilty to Theft of Firearms and Possession of Stolen Firearms and Ammunition
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 11, 2012|
HATTIESBURG, MS—Cameron Undrae Eatmon, 19, and Christopher Ryan Burkett, 18, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty in U.S. District Court today to the theft of firearms and ammunition belonging to the FBI; and Glenn Eddie Gholar, 31, also of Hattiesburg, pled guilty to possession of stolen firearms and ammunition, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced.
Eatmon and Burkett pled guilty to stealing the following property: (1) one Remington 870 short-barreled shotgun, a rifle case, and 12-gauge ammunition; (2) one Heckler and Koch (H&K) MP-5 10mm sub-machine gun, a rifle case, and 10mm ammunition and magazines; (3) one Colt M16A1 semi-automatic short-barreled rifle, a rifle case, and .223 caliber ammunition and magazines; (4) one green, FBI-issued; Diamondback Tactical ballistic vest with velcro “FBI” placards on the front and back; four loaded .223 magazines; three loaded Glock 22 magazines; (5) additional number of loaded .223 magazines and Glock 22 magazines; (6) one pair of handcuffs; and (7) one pair of binoculars, all having a value of greater than $1,000 and all being property of the FBI, an agency of the United States government.
Gholar pled guilty to receiving, possessing, and concealing stolen firearms and ammunition, that is: one Remington 870 short-barreled shotgun; one Colt M16A1 semi-automatic short-barreled rifle; 12-gauge ammunition, and .223 ammunition, which had been stolen by Eatmon and Burkett as set forth above.
Eatmon, Burkett, and Gholar will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett on January 22, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. They each face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth Morgan.