McChesney and Romero Found Guilty - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

McChesney and Romero Found Guilty

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BILLINGS -

A jury reached a verdict on the two men charged with the largest gun theft in Montana history.

The jury found Benjamin McChesney guilty on theft of firearms from a licensed dealer, theft of firearms in interstate commerce, and possession of a stolen firearm. Lloyd John Romero was found guilty on possession of a stolen firearm.

According to court documents, the two men broke into Con-Way Freight in Billings in August of 2010 and stole 136 firearms from a freight trailer. Documents say McChesney, Romero, and others then drove to California to trade the guns for drugs.

Each count comes with a 10-to-20 year prison sentence. Both men will be sentenced on October 30th.