Trio charged in stolen gun case
TROY, MO (KPLR) – Three people are in custody and a fourth is at-large in connection with a stolen gun case, the Troy Police Department said Friday.
According to Officer Tony Stewart, a police spokesman, the firearm was stolen September 2 from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2200 block of Central Park Drive.
The victim told police when he went to his vehicle to drive to work he noticed his gym clothes dumped on the floor of the car. His gym bag, shoes, and a Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol were missing. The handgun was loaded with hollow point bullets. Two other 15-round magazines were also stolen from the gym bag.
On September 21, an anonymous tipster contacted Troy police to inform them he was concerned he bought a stolen weapon, Stewart said. When police inspected the gun, they discovered the serial number matched that of the stolen Glock pistol.
The following day, police questioned the individual who sold the pistol to the tipster, who was identified as Jeremy Guerra.
Guerra allegedly said he knew the gun had been stolen and arranged to sell it to an acquaintance for $250.
Police made contact with two other men, Sean Cartwright and Paxton Anderson, who said they stole the handgun from the victim’s car. They said a third person, identified as Martinez Williamson, helped them.
Cartwright said Guerra asked to borrow the gun, but a day later said he’d lost the weapon and didn’t say anything else about it.
Investigators searched Cartwright’s room and found the other two fully loaded .40 caliber magazines, as well as several other items reported stolen from Troy and Moscow Mills, Stewart said.
Anderson and Cartwright were each charged with theft of a firearm and jailed on $10,000 cash-only bond. Guerra was charged with receiving stolen property. His bond was set at $10,000 cash-only.
Anyone with information on Williamson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Troy Police Department at 636-528-4725 or Lincoln County Central Communications at 636-528-6100.