Two more sentenced for Braceville gun store burglary, third allowed to work toward diploma
Two more of the four people convicted for their roles in burglarizing weapons from a Braceville gun dealer have been sentenced in Federal Court, while a third is being allowed time to graduate from high school.
Daquantae Kimbrough, Jalen McCall, and Yanina Hall, who were found guilty on charges stemming from the March 6 break-in at Rattlesnake Hill Sporting Goods appeared before a judge in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
Kimbrough was sentenced to 37 months in prison, while McCall received a sentence of one-and-a-half years. Both will be on probation for three years after completing their sentence.
Judge Bridget Meehan Brennan is allowing Hill to complete work on a high school diploma and delayed her sentencing until after she graduates in June.
During that time, Hill must remain in school, obtain her diploma, and submit to four random drug tests.
If Hill drops out, is expelled, or is permanently removed from the school, she must notify the court.
Failure to follow the rules will result in a rescheduling of her sentence.
A fourth defendant, 28-year-old Brendan Nichols, has already been sentenced to a two-year prison term for theft from a federally licensed gun dealer.
According to investigators Nichols, Kimbrough, and Yanina Hill broke into the store as McCall waited outside the store, receiving at least two of the stolen firearms after the crime.
Kimbrough and Hill have also been convicted of theft from a federally licensed firearms dealer. McCall was found guilty of possessing a stolen firearm.
So far, 24 of the 34 stolen firearms have been recovered, according to the government.
A judge has ordered all four to share the $9,579 restitution to the gun shop owner.