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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Alabama

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Kenyen R. Brown
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tommy Loftis

Defendants Sentenced on Theft of Firearms Charge

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Tyree Arvell Monroe, Trayon Alphonse Caulton and Walter J. Porter of Mobile were sentenced following April 2014, guilty pleas to a charge of theft of firearms from a federally licensed firearm dealer. On September 20, 2013, Monroe, Caulton and Porter, along with a juvenile, entered the Quik Pawn on Cottage Hill Road and committed an armed robbery in which they stole elven (11) firearms from the store’s inventory.

Theft from a federal firearms licensee is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(u). Chief United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed the following sentences of imprisonment: Monroe received a sentence of 70 months; Caulton received a sentence of 57 months; and, Porter received a sentence of 63 months. The sentences of imprisonment will be followed by a 3 year term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by Special Agent Wade Vittitow of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, following a referral of the case for federal prosecution by the Mobile Police Department.

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