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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 4, 2016
Richard Callahan
, United States Attorney
Contact: John E. Ham

Final Defendant in Wentzville Pawn Store Burglary Sentenced

St. Louis, MO – The final defendant involved in the October 16, 2014 theft of firearms from Allstar Pawn in Wentzville, Missouri, was sentenced earlier today. Eugene Davis, 23, St. Louis City, was sentenced to 87 months in prison by United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry.  Co-defendants Keenan Thomas and Brandon Foster were sentenced to 188 months and 144 months, respectively last fall.

According to statements made in court, Brandon Foster, Keenan Thomas and Eugene Davis broke into Allstar Pawn at 4:15 a.m. October 16thand 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.

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

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