For Immediate Release
Las Vegas Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Possession of 65 Firearms Stolen From A Gun Show
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A trade show worker who pleaded guilty to stealing 65 firearms (including machine guns and silencers) from the 2019 Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show in Las Vegas was sentenced today to two years in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich of the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Ray Roundtree of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Jamikko Foster, 27, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty in June 2019, to one count of theft of a firearm from a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) and one count of unlawful possession of a machine gun. United States District Judge Richard F. Boulware II presided over the sentencing hearing.
Foster admitted that, from January 20 to 29, 2019, he stole 65 firearms and suppressors (known as “silencers”) from four separate FFLs at the SHOT show. Among the 65 stolen firearms were 18 handguns, six rifles, three machine guns, one short barreled rifle, and 35 suppressors. On February 11, 2019, after the investigation identified Foster as one of the suspects in the theft, police obtained and executed search warrants for Foster’s residence and vehicle. During the execution of the warrants, all the stolen firearms (and all but two suppressors) were recovered.
Co-defendant Eduardo Limon, 28, pleaded guilty to the charges and is scheduled to be sentenced on October 24, 2019.
The case was investigated by ATF’s Las Vegas Field Office and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter S. Levitt prosecuted the case.