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A 19-year-old man from Pittsburgh's Knoxville section has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he stole five rifles and ammunition from a West Mifflin sporting goods store.
Marquis Trammel, 19, is charged with stealing firearms from a licensed dealer and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, said a spokeswoman for acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song in Pittsburgh.
He also faces charged from West Mifflin police in connection with the Dec. 20 incident at Dunham's Discount Sports in Century Square shopping center off Lebanon Church Road.
According to Allegheny County court records, borough police arrested Trammel on Dec. 22 and burglary, five counts of theft by unlawful taking, unlawful possession of a firearm, criminal mischief, conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license.
Trammel is being held on the West Mifflin charges in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $18,000 cash bond pending a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Feb. 9 before Magisterial District Judge Richard D. Olasz Jr.
Federal officials said Trammel has a prior felony robbery conviction and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Federal law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine not greater than $250,000, or both, the spokeswoman said. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy L. Johnston is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by West Mifflin police and the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Originally published January 18, 2017.