For Immediate Release
Wichita Woman Pleads Guilty to Gun Store Theft
WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita woman pleaded guilty today to prying open a display case and stealing guns from a local store, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Chaelyn Nichole Aaron, 28, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty of one count of theft of firearms. In her plea, she admitted the crime occurred March 28, 2018, at an Atwoods store at 6235 N. Broadway. Aaron went into the store and used a small red crowbar to pry open a display case. She took seven handguns from the case and left the store.
Sentencing is set for Oct. 24. She faces a penalty of up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. McAllister commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster for their work on the case.