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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Dana J. Boente
, United States Attorney
Contact: Joshua Stueve

Man Sentenced for Firearms and Drug Trafficking Crimes

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News man was sentenced today to eight years in prison for drug trafficking and his role in stealing 52 firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer in February 2017.

According to court documents, Angel Lewis Bruno, 19, was part of a robbery crew that stole 52 firearms from Hunter’s Heaven Gun Store in Hayes on Feb. 12, 2017. Approximately nine days later, law enforcement apprehended all four defendants, including two who fled in a vehicle travelling at over 100 miles per hour.

 

Name, Age

City

Charges

Result

Angel Lewis Bruno, 19

Newport News

Pleaded guilty to: Possession of a Stolen Firearm; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

8 years in prison

Xavier Justice Lee Greenauer-Mattox, 23

Newport News

Pleaded guilty to: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine; Possession of a Stolen Firearm; and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

Sentencing scheduled for April 18

Philip Thomas Evans, 23

Yorktown

Pleaded guilty to: Possession of a Stolen Firearm; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

Sentencing scheduled for April 9

Alissha Shalee Faulks, 28

Newport News

Pleaded guilty to: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine; Possession of a Stolen Firearm

3 years’ probation

 

Law enforcement has recovered 17 of the stolen firearms to date. The whereabouts of other 35 firearms are unknown.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Thomas L. Chittum, III, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, Michael C. Grinstead, Acting Chief of Newport News Police, and Darrell W. Warren, Jr., Gloucester County Sheriff, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan M. Cowles prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:17-cr-72.

Field Division: Washington Field Division