CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Charleston man was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years on gun charges.
Danny Lee Byrd, 25, was sentenced on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon with a gun. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, on January 20, 2011 at about 3 a.m. a truck was reported stolen from the parking lot at the Pilot Travel Center in Charleston, Mo. Officers later found the truck had been returned to the same parking lot. Officers say Byrd was in the truck and appeared to be sleeping. They say they saw the truck had been damaged, and there were six guns in the cab of the truck, which they say did not belong to the truck owner.
Officers say they found numerous items of mail in the bed of the truck that were addressed to an area homeowner. An investigation revealed that the home had been burglarized that evening, and the guns had been taken from the home.