Two men working for a freight company in Marietta, Georgia, have been arrested and charged with the theft of several Smith & Wesson handguns from a YRC shipping facility in Cobb County.

According to reports, Smith & Wesson Firearms were shipping eight crates of handguns to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Police say when the shipment arrived to the YRC freight facility in Marietta, Samuel Washington, 52 and Jay Corley, 58, stole 45 guns from the crates.

Washington initially denied being involved, but security cameras never lie, and once police obtained enough evidence placing Washington at the scene of the crime, they searched his apartment where they found 10 of the missing firearms. Police said they also found other items that were stolen from the facility as well.

Washington was arrested and released 3 days later on $55,220 bond. Turns out, on top of the theft charges, Washington was also staring at charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon – not good.

Corley was also arrested, and he was released the next day on $38,720 bond.

The Cobb County Magistrate Court docket states the case for both men has been transferred to Cobb County Superior Court as of last Friday.

 

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