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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maryland

For Immediate Release

Monday, January 26, 2015
Rod J. Rosenstein
, United States Attorney
Contact: Vickie E. LeDuc

Fort Washington Man Exiled to Three Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and for Theft of Government Property

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Lawrence Kutrelle White, age 29, of Ft. Washington, Maryland, today to three years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for theft of government property. 

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Chief Marc S. Bashoor.

According to his plea agreement, on October 29, 2013, White, along with unknown co-conspirators, broke into three vehicles owned and operated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), causing approximately $1,180.70 in damages to the ATF vehicles.  White and his co-conspirators stole tactical vests, portable radios, a taser, night vision goggles, ammunition, rifle and pistol magazines loaded with ammunition, and other items belonging to ATF, worth at least $30,503.87.

In addition, White and the unknown co-conspirators stole approximately $650 worth of personal property belonging to ATF Special Agents.

On October 29, 2013, some of the property stolen from the ATF vehicles was found at a park in Bowie, Maryland. 

On November 29, 2013, White, on a recorded jail call, directed another individual to retrieve a .40 caliber pistol belonging to White from a residence.  White had at least three prior felony theft convictions, which made him ineligible to possess a firearm and ammunition. 

On January 6, 2014, members of law enforcement executed a search warrant at a home in Bowie and recovered some of the property stolen from the ATF vehicles.  The value of the stolen property that was recovered from the park and the home was approximately $19,772.33.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Prince George’s County Police Department and Prince George’s County Fire/EMS for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Nicolas A. Mitchell, who prosecuted the case.

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Field Division: Baltimore Field Division