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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Connecticut

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For Immediate Release

September 24, 2013

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney

Contact: Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

South Windsor Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing High–Powered Rifle from East Windsor Gun Store

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JORDAN MARSH, 27, of South Windsor, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of theft of a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 11, 2012, MARSH stole a Windham Weaponry 5.56 caliber semi–automatic rifle from the front counter of Riverview Gun Sales, a former federal firearms dealer located in East Windsor. The theft was captured on the store’s video surveillance system, but no employee at Riverview observed the theft or realized the firearm was missing until the Hartford Police retrieved it from MARSH’s hotel room on December 17. On December 15, 2012, MARSH had been arrested for attempting to steal a Bushmaster .50 caliber rifle from Riverview.

Earlier in 2012, MARSH was convicted of a state felony stemming from his prior thefts of approximately 12 firearms from Riverview.

Judge Shea has scheduled sentencing for December 17, 2013, at which time MARSH faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

On August 27, 2013, MARSH pleaded guilty in state court to firearms and probation violation offenses stemming from his attempted theft of the Bushmaster .50 caliber rifle, and was sentenced to eight years of incarceration. He is currently detained in state custody.

This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Hartford and East Windsor Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Spector.

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