Four men are in custody in Louisiana after an investigation revealed that firearms from the Colt Factory in Hartford were stolen while in transport to a local gun distributor.
According to the Caddo Police, on Oct. 15, the Con-way Freight company reported that one pallet containing 63 Colt AR-15s was missing from its terminal.
Con-way Freight reported that five pallets of guns were shipped from the Colt Factory in Hartford and checked into the Shreveport, LA facility on Oct. 12. Two days later, company officials discovered one of the pallets missing.
Sheriff’s arrested Cameron Johnson, 21, who was working as a security guard at Con-way Freight the night the guns arrived. Johnson was charged with theft of a firearm along with Luther Williams Jr. and James Minor Jr.
A fourth suspect, David McNeil, was taken in custody and booked for illegal possession of stolen things. Detectives obtained a warrant to search his home and found a 65-inch television that was stolen from Con-way Freight the same day the firearms were stolen.
None of the firearms have been recovered. They are described as black, 5.56 mm, semi-automatic with a law enforcement carbine and 16-inch barrel. They are valued at $800 each.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Rehak or Detective Russell Hicks with the Caddo Parish Sheriff's’s Office at 318-675-2170 or at 318-673-7373.