A South Windsor man has pleaded guilty to stealing a semi-automatic rifle from an East Windsor gun shop in December.
According to federal authorities, Jordan Marsh, 27, stole a Windham Weaponry 5.56 caliber semi-automatic rifle from the front counter of Riverview Gun Sales on Dec. 11.
No employee saw Marsh steal the gun or realize that it was was missing until Hartford Police retrieved it from Marsh's hotel room on December 17, according to police.
On December 15, the day after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Marsh was arrested for allegedly trying to steal a Bushmaster .50 caliber rifle from Riverview, according to authorities.
Police raided the shop a couple days later and a police source told NBC Connecticut the raid came after the attempted theft.
"There's been some issues over the last week or two that we're investigating," said Chief Edward J. DeMarco, of the East Windsor Police Department, said at the time.
The store, which has since closed, was also in headlines after the gun shop owner said he sold a gun several years earlier to Nancy Lanza, the mother of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter.
Marsh is accused of stealing around 12 firearms from Riverview.
On Aug. 27, Marsh pleaded guilty to attempted theft of the Bushmaster and was sentenced to eight years in prison and is in state custody.
Marsh will be sentenced on Dec. 17 in connection with the theft of the Windham semi-automatic rifle.