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Date: 07-03-2017

Case Style:

United States of America v. Preston Holmes and Matthew Jones

Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Case Number: 1:17-cr-00067-GBL

Judge: Gerald Bruce Lee

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Fairfax County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Alexander E. Blanchard and Michael Rich

Defendant's Attorney: Vernida Rochelle Chaney for Preston G. Holmes

Gene Gorokhov for Matthew Jones

Description: Alexandria, VA - Two Men Convicted For Virginia Gun Store Burglaries

The United States of America charged Preston Holmes, 23, and Matthew Jones, 23, with:


Count: 1 Citation: 18:371.F Offense Level: 4
18:371 Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Firearms from Federal Firearms Licensees FORFEIT
Count: 2 Citation: 18:922U.F Offense Level: 4
18:922(u) Theft of Firearms from Federal Firearms Licensee FORFEITURE
Count: 3 Citation: 18:922G.F Offense Level: 4
18:922(g) Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon FORFEITURE

The Government asserted that the Defendants stole 35 handguns from the a gun store in Chantilly, Virginia in March.

Daniel Quarles, age 19, pleaded guilty before trial.

The Government apparently had a tremendous amount of evidence of the Defendant's guilt.

Outcome: Both Defendants were found guilty.

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