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4 Men Arrested After 63 AR-15s Were Stolen During Transport

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File photo of an AR-15. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of an AR-15. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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SHREVEPORT, La. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says four people are in jail in connection with an investigation into firearms that were stolen while in transport to a gun distributor.

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says Con-way Freight contacted his office on Oct. 15 about a pallet containing 63 Colt AR-15s missing from its terminal. Prator says none of the guns has been recovered.

Con-way Freight told the sheriff’s office that five pallets of guns were shipped from Hartford and checked in at its Shreveport, La. Facility on Oct. 12.

The guns are described as black, 5.56 mm, semi-automatic with a law enforcement carbine and 16-inch barrel. They are valued at $800 each.

“We don’t want anyone getting hurt with them, our main concern is getting them back,” Lt. Bill Rehak told KSLA.

Parish and federal authorities have booked 21-year-old Cameron Johnson, of Keithville; 22-year-old Luther M. Williams Jr., of Shreveport; 44-year-old James D. Minor Jr., of Keithville; and 31-year-old David McNeil, of Keithville.

A Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office report indicated that Johnson was a contract security guard who was on duty the day the shipment of guns arrived. None of the suspects though are Con-way Freight employees.

Bond was set for Johnson, Williams and McNeil at $500,000 each. Minor’s bond was set for $250,000.

It was unclear whether the men have attorneys.

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