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Date: 10-16-2020

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United States of America v. Tyler Andrew Hilderman

Case Number: 2:19-cr-04072-BCW

Judge: Brian C. Wimes

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (Cole Count

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Jefferson City, Missouri

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Description: Jefferson City, Missouri possession of stolen firearm criminal defense lawyer represented Tyler Andrew Hilderman, age 27, with possessing stolen firearms taken during the burglary of Tiger Pawn Shop in Columbia, Mo.

Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of possessing stolen firearms and one count of stealing firearms from a licensed firearms dealer.

Co-defendant Alexander Mears, 21, of Columbia, Mo., pleaded guilty on July 14, 2020, to possessing stolen firearms. Mears admitted that he and Hilderman stole 65 firearms during the burglary of Tiger Pawn Shop in September 2019.

According to Mears’s plea agreement, he and Hilderman made a hole in the building’s wall in order to enter the pawn shop. Mears handed the firearms through the hole in the building wall to Hilderman, who remained outside.

Hilderman received one pistol from the burglary, a Springfield Armory .45-caliber pistol. He was supposed to receive half the proceeds from the sale of the remainder of the firearms. The pistol was found by law enforcement officers who executed a search warrant at a residence in Cooper County, Mo. The occupant of the residence told officers he purchased the gun from a woman, who in turn said she obtained the gun from Hilderman.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. It was investigated by the Columbia, Mo., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Outcome: 10/13/2020 54 Minute Entry for proceedings held by Video Teleconference before Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr: CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING as to Tyler Andrew Hilderman held on 10/13/2020. Defendant waived right to in person hearing and consented to proceed by video teleconference. Defendant sworn. The Court found defendant competent to understand the proceedings and to enter a knowing plea. Government read charges and range of punishment. The Court questioned defendant regarding the open plea and advised defendant of rights waived by pleading guilty. Defendant entered a plea of guilty to the two count Indictment. Factual basis given for the guilty plea. A Pre-sentence Investigation Report ordered. Court will enter a Report and Recommendation. Defendant continues released on bond. Time in court: 1:30 pm to 1:43 pm. To order a transcript of this hearing please contact Angel Geiser, 573-556-7564. (Geiser, Angel) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
10/13/2020 55 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS on Plea of Guilty as to Tyler Andrew Hilderman. Objections to R&R due by 10/27/2020 unless otherwise directed by the court. Signed on 10/13/2020 by Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. (Geiser, Angel) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

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