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FEDS: 5 Men Stole 650 Firearms From UPS Trailers


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced currently that 5 Texas men have been indicted by a sovereign grand jury for hidden 650 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Mo., en track to Bass Pro Shops.

Frank McChriston, 33, of Ponder, Texas; Keith Lowe, 28, of Dallas, Texas; Quinton Haywood, 26, of Glenn Heights, Texas; and Eric White, 26, and Derrick White, 32, both of Texas, were charged in a two-count censure returned by a sovereign grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. The sovereign censure replaces a rapist censure that was filed under seal on Dec. 29, 2017. The 5 co-defendants were arrested in Texas, where they sojourn in sovereign control tentative travel to the Western District of Missouri.


The censure charges any of the 5 defendants in one count of helping and helping one another to steal firearms being shipped opposite state lines, from Beretta USA in Maryland to the state of Missouri. The censure also charges any of the 5 defendants in one count of helping and helping one another to possess stolen firearms.

According to an confirmation filed in support of the strange sovereign rapist complaint, Derrick and Eric White, McChriston, Lowe and Haywood stole 650 firearms, along with other cargo, from United Parcel Service (UPS) trailers in Springfield in Oct 2017.

The firearms were in the routine of being shipped from Beretta Firearms in Maryland to Bass Pro Shops in Springfield. The trailers in which the firearms were shipped had been parked in the UPS burden lot in a pattern to forestall entrance to the trailer doors, by being parked back-to-back, with the roll-up doors confronting any other. The trailers were then blocked by longer trailers, which should have acted as a medicine magnitude from someone subsidy a truck-tractor to the trailer and pulling it forward.

Sometime between noon on Oct. 28, 2017, and 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2017, thieves hot-wired two truck-tractors and used them to lift and lift several trailers around the lot, permitting the thieves entrance to the trailer doors. Thieves stole 600 Beretta .380-caliber handguns and 54 Beretta 12-gauge shotguns, as good as an whole pallet of Justin code boots, countless energy collection and 12 cases of soda. UPS employees detected the burglary on Oct. 29, 2017, and told law enforcement.

The next day, Oct. 30, 2017, Best Way Moving Storage in Springfield (located nearby the UPS burden facility) detected that a lorry had been stolen someday after noon on Oct. 28, 2017. On Nov. 8, 2017, the stolen lorry was found in Seagoville, Texas, which is in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

According to the affidavit, dungeon phone building annals indicated that the dungeon phones of Derrick White, Eric White, McChriston, Lowe and Haywood all were in the closeness of the UPS burden trickery in Springfield at or nearby the time of the theft. Investigators dynamic that all 5 dungeon phones left the Dallas metroplex on Oct. 27, 2017, arrived in Springfield on Oct. 28, 2017, and returned to the Dallas metroplex on Oct. 29, 2017. Haywood’s phone was also in the area where the stolen lorry from Best Way Moving was recovered in Seagoville.

Eric and Derrick White were located at Redneck Heaven Restaurant Bar in Arlington, Texas, on Nov. 19, 2017, and arrested on superb warrants from an separate case. A Beretta .380-caliber handgun was found in Derrick White’s automobile as it was being towed; investigators reliable the firearm had been stolen from the conveyance of firearms in the Springfield UPS burden facility. Additional equipment unchanging with those stolen in the UPS burglary were located in Derrick White’s vehicle, including a Milwaukee M18 2 Toll Combo Kit, still in the box, and two SOG folding knives, still in the box.

A loaded Taurus 9mm pistol was found in Eric White’s car. Investigators also recovered two sets of bolt cutters and two pivotal rings containing several keys from Eric White’s car. The keys were the form ordinarily used for tractor trailer trucks and flare lifts, and round keys common for storage units and vending machines.

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