Graham’s Gun Shop in DeKalb Junction and Bowman’s Gun Shop in Gouverneur. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

FORT DRUM — A former Fort Drum soldier was sentenced Thursday to 10 months’ federal incarceration after admitting in December that he possessed guns allegedly stolen by two other soldiers from gun shops in St. Lawrence County.

Tyrease Kimmons, 21, was also ordered in U.S. District Court, Binghamton, to undergo three additional years of supervision upon his release from incarceration after pleading guilty Dec. 18 to possession of stolen firearms, which included three rifles and two pistols.

Rian Patterson, 22, and Devin Diggs, 20, are charged by federal prosecutors with conspiracy to steal firearms from a licensed dealer, and stealing firearms from a licensed dealer stemming from a Sept. 14 burglary at Bowman’s Gun Shop, 337 County Route 11, Gouverneur, and a second burglary on Sept. 29 at Graham’s Gun Shop, 13 Second St., DeKalb Junction.

Multiple firearms and ammunition were allegedly stolen from the shops.

According to an application for a search warrant filed in the case, Mr. Kimmons admitted that on Sept. 14 he allowed Mr. Diggs and Mr. Patterson to store allegedly stolen firearms at his residence, keeping two of the firearms for himself.

Mr. Kimmons also told agents that the pair came to his residence on Sept. 29 and gave him a pistol.

Charges against Mr. Patterson and Mr. Diggs remain pending.

Court records indicate that Mr. Kimmons has been discharged from the military since the incident.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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If these gun shops wouldn't have been gun free zones this never would have happened.

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