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Gwynn Oak man pleads guilty to stealing firearms from Halethorpe gun dealer

Posted at 7:08 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 19:08:55-04

BALTIMORE — A 25-year-old from Gwynn Oak pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the federal charge of theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee's inventory in connection to the burglary of a Halethorpe gun dealer in January 2019.

According to his plea, 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 indicted that the suspect was Byron Keith Goines. The suspect filled a white trash bag with firearms and after several 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 an then hiding in a nearby warehouse.

Goines faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 11.