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Corinth Man Sentenced 14 years in prison for gun trafficking

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A Corinth has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for burglarizing a gun store, possessing stolen firearms, and transporting those firearms.

According to court documents, 39-year-old Galvin Dwayne Davis was involved in the August 1, 2019 burglary of TNT Pawn in Booneville.

Davis and his co-defendants allegedly stole 49 firearms and transported those guns to Chicago. The group sold those guns on the street in Chicago, Ill. A number of those guns were involved in shootings and recovered by Chicago Police.

In addition, Davis was ordered to pay restitution to TNT Pawn over $42,000 for the value of the stolen firearms as well as damages to the property.

“The crimes committed by this defendant had a far-reaching effect and the guns illegally transferred were used to victimize others,” U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner stated. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi will continue to prioritize the prosecution of violent crimes and gun crimes and we hope that the 14-year sentence imposed in this case will serve as a deterrent to others who might consider engaging in illegal firearms sales and trafficking.”

Davis’s co-defendant, Marquis McCray, is set to be sentenced for his role on February 16.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Oxford Resident Agency, Booneville Police Department, Corinth Police Department, and the Chicago Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Parker S. King prosecuted the case.

“In our effort to disrupt violent gun crime in our community, ATF will continue to focus efforts on prohibited individuals, like this repeat offender, who steal firearms and unlawfully possess firearms,” ATF New Orleans Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn said. “The sentence imposed today sends a message to individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms that we will continue to work to keep our neighborhoods safe as the top priority for ATF.”

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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