Alabama man found guilty of smuggling stolen weapons into New Orleans

Alabama man found guilty of smuggling stolen weapons into New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - An Alabama man will spend the next three years in prison after pleading guilty to transporting stolen guns into New Orleans.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that 22-year-old Britten Parsons, of Huntsville, Ala., was sentenced on Nov. 12, 2015, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess and transport stolen firearms in interstate commerce and transportation of stolen firearms in interstate commerce.

In January and February of 2013, Parsons, along with two other people, transported nine stolen firearms from Alabama to Louisiana according to court documents. On Feb. 14, 2013, agents conducted a search of Bauer's New Orleans apartment and reported they found five stolen firearms and approximately 1,700 rounds of ammunition.

The investigation revealed that the firearms had been stolen during residence burglaries in Huntsville, Ala.

Court documents reflect that agents also recovered four stolen firearms and ammunition that Parsons sold to individuals in New Orleans.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced Parsons to 37 months of incarceration, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Parsons' co-defendants, Brittany Bauer and Alex Brasington, were previously sentenced.

Alex Brasington was sentenced to 33 months incarceration and Brittany Bauer was sentenced to 6 months incarceration.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the ATF New Orleans Division Office, New Orleans Police Department, Pearl River (LA) Police Department, Pearl River County (MS) Sheriff's Office, and Huntsville Police Department in investigating this matter.

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