Pleasant Grove Man Charged in Theft of 26 Guns

Pleasant Grove Man Charged in Theft of 26 Guns

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Pleasant Grove man faces up to 20 years in federal prison for stealing 26 firearms during several burglaries in Lehi last month.

Pleasant Grove Man Charged in Theft of 26 Guns

Prosecutors say Ryan Ferguson used a stolen forklift to break through the wall of one of the businesses, where he lifted out a large safe containing the firearms. A grand jury indicted Ferguson on Thursday, charging him with possession of firearms by a convicted felon and possession of stolen firearms.

Ferguson was arrested a few days after the burglary, following a high speed chase. He is expected to be arraigned in the next few weeks. The maximum penalty for each charge is up to ten years.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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