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Gwynn Oak man sentenced for stealing firearms from Halethorpe gun dealer

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 21:57:55-05

BALTIMORE — A Gwynn Oak man has been sentenced to 90 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for the federal charge of theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee’s inventory, in connection with the burglary of a Halethorpe gun dealer in January 2019.

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According to his guilty plea, at around 1 a.m., on January 21, 2019, Baltimore County Police were dispatched to a licensed gun dealer on Hollins Ferry Road in Halethorpe in response to a break-in. When officers arrived, they found a hole in the roof leading to a vault where there were guns stored.

Surveillance footage indicated that the suspect, later identified as Byron Keith Goines, had used a saw to cut a hole in the roof before dropping into the vault. He then filled a white trash bag with firearms and after multiple failed attempts to remove the trash bag of guns from the vault, the suspect exited through the roof carrying several guns.

Immediately after the theft, officers saw Goines fleeing in the direction of and then hiding inside a nearby warehouse.