Man charged after 60 guns stolen from KCMO store

Posted at 7:09 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 20:09:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas City, Kansas man is charged in a gun store burglary where thieves stole more than 60 firearms.

Keyon D. Johnson, 21, is charged in a federal criminal complaint with one count of stealing firearms from a federal licensee and one count of transporting stolen firearms across state lines, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City, Missouri.

Johnson and other thieves smashed out the front door glass August 8 on The Armory KC at 10531 E. U.S. Highway 40 in Independence, Mo.

The thieves attached a chain to the front door and to a pickup truck, according to the release.

The truck pulled off the door and the suspects went inside.

They smashed display cases and grabbed dozens of guns.

Law officers caught Johnson when he ran from them and tried to hide in woods at 27th Street and Parallel Parkway in KCK.

Johnson will be in court August 20 for a detention hearing.

No other charges have been filed.