Gulfport, Mississippi – Casey Lee Gilmer, 34, of Harrison County, Mississippi pled guilty yesterday before Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of firearms, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Kurt Thielhorn, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”).
In September 2019, Gilmer took ten (10) firearms from a residence where he was working. Gilmer then pawned the firearms at multiple pawnshops located along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in order to feed his drug addiction. After the firearms were reported stolen, law enforcement officials were able to identify Gilmer, locate the firearms, and successfully return the firearms to their original owner.
This case was investigated by Special Agents of the ATF and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Buckner.