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Federal charges for three Flint men for December theft

Flint, Michigan – The 19-year-old Eben Gray, the 18-year-old Jermain L. Williams, and the 21-year-old Donald Carson, all from Flint, are each facing several charges for a mid-December theft, local authorities confirmed this week. According to our previous reporting, the suspects are accused of allegedly stealing 25 firearms from the Dunham’s Sports store in Burton, an incident that occurred on December 16.

Additionally, two more people were involved in the incident, both juveniles, but their identities were not publicly revealed due to their age. It remains unknown what charges they are currently facing.

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Three adults are in trouble with the law for these federal crimes:

  • Conspiracy to steal firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer.
  • Conspiracy to possess stolen firearms.
  • Theft of firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer.
  • Possession of stolen firearms.

The police found out these three adults, along with some others, made a plan in December to break into Dunham’s Sports at 4190 E. Court St. in Burton’s Courtland Center Mall and then sell the guns for money.

Suspects previously visited the store

It seems Gray and Williams went to the store on December 15 to learn more about where the guns were, helping them in the theft later.

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On the early morning of December 16, these three adults, along with two younger people, drove to the store, parked nearby, and walked to the store with masks on.

According to the police, they got inside by breaking the front window and then got past a metal gate. Inside, they broke a glass case and took many guns in bags.

Later, they are said to have sold or gotten rid of these stolen guns.

“Stealing firearms and putting those stolen guns out on the streets of our community is both reprehensible and dangerous,” said U.S. Attorney Dawn Ison in a release. “We will continue to hold to account those individuals who threaten the safety of our communities with their reckless behavior.”

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The investigation into the case is still ongoing as investigators are trying to locate the weapons stolen in the incident.

Anyone with information about where the firearms can be located should call the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at 1-800-ATF-GUNS.