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Man Charged With Stealing Guns From ATF Facility in West Virginia

[1]By Allan Lengel

A 52-year-old contractor has been arrested after allegedly stealing firearms from an ATF facility in West Virginia.

Christopher Lee Yates faces federal charges of theft of government property and possession of a stolen firearm from ATF, the Journal newspaper reports.  [2]

“Investigation and intelligence reveals that Yates traveled from West Virginia to Maryland to sell the ATF firearm parts for financial gain,” the complaint signed by ATF Special Agent Seth Cox said. “Yates willfully and knowingly did steal firearm slides and firearm parts of a value exceeding $1,000.”