Texas man admits stealing 650 gun from Missouri UPS
By Christen Smith
Federal authorities indicted five men for stealing 650 firearms from a UPS freight facility in Springfield, Missouri in October 2017. The suspects include Keith Lowe (top left), Eric White, Derrick White, and Quinton Haywood. Not pictured: Frank McChriston. (Photo: Greene County Sheriff’s Office)
A Texas man admitted this week he helped steal hundreds of firearms from a United Parcel Service in Missouri last year.
Quinton Haywood, 27, faces 20 years in prison without parole after pleading guilty Tuesday in federal court to taking a shipment of Beretta firearms — including 600 .380-caliber handguns and 54 12-gauge shotguns — bound for a Bass Pro Shop back in October 2017.
Haywood’s co-defendants — Frank McChriston, 33; Keith Lowe, 28; Eric White, 26; and Derrick White, 32 — have not yet entered any pleas, according to court filings.
Federal investigators allege Haywood and the four other men broke into the UPS facility in Springfield, hot-wired two truck-tractors and used the vehicles to move trailers around the lot, thwarting security measures taken by staff. The men then gained access to two trailers containing the guns, a pallet of Justin Brand boots, a dozen cases of soda and “numerous power tools.”
The day after the heist, the men stole a moving truck