Kansas Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Firearms

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Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Firearms From Hannibal Farm Supply Store
“Suspect shown entering the supply store” : Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Firearms From Hannibal Farm Supply Store

ST. LOUIS – -(AmmoLand.com)-U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig on Monday sentenced a man who stole firearms from a Hannibal farm supply store and sold one to an undercover federal agent to eight years in prison.

Dalton Culp, 29, of Hannibal, was also ordered to repay more than $5,000 to the Farm and Home Supply store in Hannibal. Culp and others stole seven guns from the store early on the morning of June 26, 2020. A special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives later learned that Culp had a gun for sale. The agent, working undercover, bought a Kimber 9mm pistol from Culp on Sept. 3, 2020.

The serial number of the gun had been partially obliterated, but it appeared to match one of the guns taken in the burglary.

After his arrest, Culp, 29, of Hannibal, admitted participating in the burglary and keeping the Kimber pistol for himself, his plea agreement says.

Culp, who has prior felony convictions, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on March 7 to three felonies: theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee, possession of a stolen firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On March 30, Judge Fleissig sentenced Culp’s cousin, Cory Culp, 28, of Ralls County, to 21 months in prison.

A charge of possession of a stolen firearm is pending against a third defendant, Kyle Stolberg, 22.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hannibal Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald Boyce prosecuted the case.

Kansas City Field Division


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

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Macdadx5

Should be more than 8 years. Enforce the existing laws against criminals and make it painful.

BTW Hannibal is in Missouri, not Kansas.

Tionico

EIGHT YEARS? From what I have read, each theft from an FFL is worth five years. They stole seven of them. That’s thirty five years. If someone stole a gun, also charging him for possession of it is bogus. Same crime. Felon in possession is also worth at least five years. They have the laws on the books, with standard sentencing guidelines. USE THEM. That was the intent of the legislature when they passed the laws. This soft on crime nonsense is WHYit continues unabated. They do us all a DISSERVICE by light handslapping the few criminals they DO catch.… Read more »

2gats

F atf and their extended families……..

PUBLISH THEIR HOME ADDRESSES!!!!!!!

no person should draw a tax funded paycheck from an anonymous address

Ronnie

ONLY 8 YRS!!! IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN 10-15 YRS! WE NEED STRICTER LAWS TO “SCARE CRIMINALS FROM COMMITTING ANY CRIME”! BETTER YET- BRING BACK FEDERAL PUBLIC HANGINGS- AND GIVE ‘ALL CITIZENS CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY RIGHTS’!

Tionico

hangings should be used.. but ONLY for capital murder. Stealing firearms? Five years per gun is the standard if I remember aright. Levy that one in full.
As to executions, only in murder cases, but in such cases I firmly support the return of the classic firing squad. No hood, face the line, ten shooters, ten rounds each. On command, fire at will until dead. Video record it, and play that back on the nightly news for a couple of days. Make sure his name is clearly given.

BigDog67

Good! I don’t know any firearm owners that DON’T support punishing those who commit crimes with guns.

Roverray

I like hearing about these stories from the ATF, this is why they were created in the first place. If they would quit harassing lawful gun owners on something that is completely legal would be nice. I suggest busting the gangs running the inter cities.

swmft

no they were created to collect taxes

Tionico

and that illegally.

Tionico

Except BATF duplicate local law enforcement and do it poorly. Much of their prosecutions are of made up crimes, process crimes. Like this one.. charged with stealing firearms, and also with possession of stolen firarm. Same crime, dummies! Ipose full sentence as allowed for the theft, and stop the padding to make it look like “they’re doing their jobs” SO much waste of our tax dollars. I DO appreciate the payback to the farm store. This happens far too rarely. Restitution MUST be made part of “paying one’s debt to society” for such crimes. It was the FARM STORE got… Read more »