DOJ Seal

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Richard Callahan
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jan Diltz

Defendants in Wentzville Pawn Store Burglary Sentenced

St. Louis, MO – Keenan Thomas and Brandon Foster were sentenced to 188 months and 144 months, respectively on charges involving their participation in the October 16, 2014 theft of firearms from Allstar Pawn in Wentzville, Missouri.

According to statements made in court, Brandon Foster, Keenan Thomas and Eugene Davis broke into Allstar Pawn at 4:15 a.m. October 16th and stole 33 firearms -- 27 handguns and 6 rifles. On October 17, 2014, ATF attempted to arrest Foster and Thomas using three vehicles.  Rather than backing out, Thomas drove forward on the grass, turning right in an attempt to elude the agents.  He struck one of the ATF vehicles and then proceeded to back up almost striking an agent.  After one shot was fired by an agent, Thomas stopped his car.  Upon their arrest, agents recovered a Springfield Armory 9mm pistol equipped with an extended 33-round magazine on the floorboard directly under Foster. Foster admits the theft and possession of the 33 firearms from All Star and the purchasing of the ammunition and magazine from Cabela’s.

Thomas, 23, and Foster, 22, St. Louis City, previously pled guilty and appeared Wednesday for sentencing before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry.       

Eugene Davis, 23, St. Louis City, has also pled guilty to related charges and awaits sentencing.

This was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

 

###

Field Division: Kansas City Field Division