A federal grand jury indicted six Clarksburg residents this week in connection with a theft of firearms from the Stonewood Police Department that occurred in August of 2013, according to a news release from United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, Northern District of West Virginia.
Jonathan Carpenter, 25; Michelle McKinney, 29; Dominic Sutherlin, 27; John Lynch, 43; Denaul Dickerson, 26; and Kristopher Cox, 33, were named in a 32-count indictment in connection with the theft, according to the news release.
Carpenter, McKinney, Sutherlin, and Lynch were named in one count of conspiracy to violate federal firearms laws from August 24 to August 26, 2013. The defendants are charged with the possession, concealment, storing, selling, and disposing of firearms that were stolen from the police department, as part of the conspiracy.
Dickerson was named in one count of possession of a firearm by an unlawful drug user/addict, and Cox was named in one count of felon in possession of a firearm, according to the news release.
Carpenter faces a total of 24 counts; McKinney faces a total of eight counts, and Sutherlin and Lynch face a total of five counts each.
Other charges in the indictment include possession, concealment and storage of stolen firearms; possession of a firearm by an unlawful drug user/addict; felon in possession of firearms; making a materially false statement in the acquisition of a firearm; possession of an unregistered firearm; and sale and disposal of a stolen firearm, according to the news release.
The six people each face up to five years in prison on the conspiracy charge and up to 20 years in prison on each of the other charges, according to the news release.