Probation for Man Who Stole Gun From Shop

A 27-year-old South Windsor man who pleaded guilty to stealing a semi-automatic rifle from an East Windsor gun shop in December 2012 has been sentenced to five years of probation. 

According to federal authorities, Jordan Marsh stole a Windham Weaponry 5.56 caliber semi-automatic rifle from the front counter of Riverview Gun Sales on Dec. 11, 2012. In August, he was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing a different gun.

No employee saw Marsh steal theWindham Weaponry gun or realized that it was was missing until Hartford Police retrieved it from Marsh's hotel room almost a week later, according to police. 

On December 15, 2012, 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.

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 was also convicted for stealing around 12 firearms from Riverview earlier in 2012.

On Aug. 27, 2013, Marsh pleaded guilty to attempted theft of the Bushmaster and was sentenced to eight years in prison and is in state custody. 

As special conditions of probation, the U.S. Probation Office can search march and his house if there is reasonable suspicion, he is prohibited from going into businesses that sell guns and software will be installed on his computer to monitor his Internet activity. 

Marsh was also ordered to receive mental health counseling and treatment.

On August 22, 2013, David Laguercia, the owner and operator of Riverview Gun Sales, pleaded guilty to one count of transfer of a firearm before completion of background check, and one count of failure to maintain proper firearm records, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Laguercia also entered a guilty plea on behalf of Riverview Sales, Inc. to one count of making false entries in dealer’s records.  Laguercia and his business await sentencing.

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