Three Wichita men were charged in federal court with possessing firearms that were stolen from a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office vehicle, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Travis Keller, 38; Arthur Mannie, 38; and Justin Winger, 36 were each charged with one count of possessing stolen firearms, possession of a rifle with a short barrel and two counts of possession of firearms in the furtherance of drug trafficking.
On April 19, a deputy found three windows broken out of his unmarked vehicle while it was parked in northwest Wichita. Three firearms — a Remington shotgun, a Bushmaster M4 rifle and Glock 9 mm pistol — were missing, a criminal complaint charging the men says. Two tactical vests — including one that said "sheriff" — and clothing were also taken.
Using surveillance footage, investigators identified a car driven by Keller in the area at the time of the break-in. Investigators later learned that Keller allegedly broke into the vehicle. He and Winger are accused of taking the firearms to Mannie for him to sell, the document says.
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If convicted, each defendant faces a prison term of at least 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.