Two men sentenced to federal prison for stealing guns from Springfield gun store

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Two Missouri men have been sentenced to federal prison for stealing 19 guns from a Springfield, Colorado gun store last year. 

Calvin Stafford, 23, and Napoleon Williams, 24, were sentenced Wednesday to two years and three months in federal prison, followed by three years on supervised release. They pled guilty to the crime in February. 

Prosecutors said on August 10, Stafford and Williams traveled from Missouri to Springfield with the intent of buying marijuana that they could sell for a profit in Missouri. When that deal fell through, they decided to break into a local gun shop.

Around 3 a.m. the next day, they went to Best Way Sales in Springfield, according to prosecutors. First, they tried attaching a heavy chain to the door and using a truck to pull it open. When that didn’t work, they broke the front window, setting off the alarm. 

They stole 19 guns, including five rifles, according to prosecutors. They then drove the guns to Missouri and sold some of them in exchange for money and marijuana. They were arrested later that day.

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