Four alleged members of the Donna Street Crips, a criminal street gang in Las Vegas, have been charged with the theft, sale and illegal possession of firearms in connection with their burglary of a Henderson gun store on Aug. 13, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Nevada. Victor “V-Locc” Williams, 19, Demario “Lil-C” Edwards, 22, Frank “Frank-C” Freeman, 26, and Daryl “Nsane” Galtney, 24, all of North Las Vegas, were charged Wednesday with one count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States; one count of dealing in firearms without a license; one count of possession of a stolen firearm; and one count of theft from a federal firearms licensee. According to the criminal complaint, approximately 3:30 a.m. Aug. 13, five individuals drove a stolen Crown Victoria through the front entrance of a Henderson gun store, broke a glass display case and stole 21 handguns. The individuals then left the store in a separate vehicle and left the Crown Victoria inside the store. Evidence suggested that members of the Donna Street Crips were responsible for the burglary, and investigators identified five individuals, including the four defendants and another uncharged co-conspirator, as the culprits. Beginning in September, investigators started recovering some of the firearms that were stolen in the burglary. Ultimately, a total of seven of the stolen firearms were recovered in the Las Vegas area during searches of various residences and after a robbery and a homicide. Freeman and Galtney were arrested Wednesday in the Las Vegas area, and will appear before U.S. Federal Magistrate Judge Carl Hoffman at 3 p.m. today. Williams and Edwards are in state custody on unrelated charges, and their initial appearance in federal court will be scheduled in the near future. If convicted, the men face up to 30 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines.
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