3rd Person Charged in Connection with Stolen Guns


WORCESTER, Mass. -- A third person has been charged in connection with the theft of 16 guns from a Massachusetts Army Reserve center last month.

Tyrone James made an initial appearance in Worcester federal court Monday. He's charged with being a felon in possession of guns and lying to investigators.

The Worcester Telegram and Gazette reports the 28-year-old Boston man will be held in jail pending a Jan. 4 hearing.

Authorities allege James helped sell some of the 6 assault rifles and 10 handguns stolen from the Lincoln W. Stoddard U.S. Army Reserve Center on Nov. 16. Ten of the weapons have since been recovered.

James Morales, a former Army reservist, has been arrested for the thefts. His girlfriend, Ashley Bigsbee, also faces charges including unlawful possession of a stolen firearm.

Tyrone James' lawyer didn't comment after Monday's hearing.

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