Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 7, 2013

Six face charges stemming from theft of firearms from W.Va. police department

Associated Press

CLARKSBURG —  Six people face federal charges stemming from the theft of firearms during a burglary at the Stonewood Police Department.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld said Thursday that a federal grand jury issued the charges in a 32-count indictment this week. All six defendants are Clarksburg residents.

The indictment charges 25-year-old Jonathan Carpenter, 29-year-old Michelle McKinney, 27-year-old Dominic Sutherlin, 43-year-old John Lynch, 26-year-old Denaul Dickerson and 33-year-old Kristopher Cox with conspiracy to violate federal firearms laws.

The defendants are accused of possessing, concealing, storing, selling and disposing of the stolen firearms as part of the conspiracy.