Man get 15 years forstealing 8 weapons


First Posted: 7/21/2011

ELIZABETH CITY — A Lumberton man was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison for a breaking and entering during which eight firearms were stolen, U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding said in a statement.

Brian Lynn Wynn, 27, pleaded guilty on Oct. 18, 2010, to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced on Tuesday.

According to the statement, a Robeson County sheriff’s deputy responded to a breaking and entering at a home on Angel Drive in Lumberton on Feb. 13, 2009, and was told that small silver car was seen driving away from the residence. The deputy later found the car in the yard of Wynn’s residence.

After receiving permission from the car’s owner, the deputy searched the vehicle and recovered a .22-caliber revolver, four 12-gauge shotguns and a .22-caliber rifle, all stolen from the Angel Drive residence. Upon questioning, Wynn admitted to stealing the weapons.

Wynn has a criminal history that includes breaking and entering and attempted common law robbery.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case.

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