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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Tennessee

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Edward L. Stanton III
, United States Attorney
Contact: Louis Goggans, Public Affairs

Three Men Collectively Sentenced to 180 Months for Stealing Multiple Rifles from Pawn Shop

Memphis, TN – Three men responsible for stealing eight rifles from a West Tennessee pawn shop have been collectively sentenced to 180 months in federal prison. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentences today.

The three defendants include:

  • Dameion Cain, 36, of Memphis, Tennessee
  • George McGhee, 25, of Memphis, Tennessee
  • Denzel Jones, 21, of Memphis, Tennessee

According to information presented in court, in July 2014, the three defendants rode from Memphis to Mr. Cash Pawn Shop in Oakland, Tennessee. Upon arrival, the defendants broke into the establishment and stole eight .22 caliber rifles.

In August 2014, law enforcement officials were able to identify the three defendants as the culprits responsible for burglarizing the establishment.

In addition to participating in the aforementioned burglary, officials were also able to identify Cain as the person who unlawfully took a 5.56 caliber rifle and .223 caliber rifle from Big Daddy’s Pawn on Hickory Hill Road in July 2014.

In February 2015, Cain pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. to one count of unlawfully taking a 5.56 caliber rifle and a .223 caliber rifle from a business; and one count of unlawfully possessing a 5.56 caliber rifle and a .223 caliber rifle.

In July 2015, Judge Fowlkes sentenced Cain to 120 months in federal prison.

In March 2015, Jones pleaded guilty to unlawfully taking eight .22 caliber rifles from a business.

In August 2015, Jones received time served and three years of supervised release.

In April 2016, McGhee pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing multiple .22 caliber rifles.

On Friday, July 29, 2016, Judge Fowlkes sentenced McGhee to 60 months in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bayonle Osundare prosecuted this case on the government’s behalf.

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