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Corinth Man Sentenced 14 years for Gun Trafficking

Corinth Man Sentenced 14 years for Gun Trafficking

OXFORD, Miss. – A Corinth man was sentenced on Thursday to 14 years in
prison for burglarizing a gun store, possessing stolen firearms, and
transporting those firearms.

According to court documents, Galvin Dwayne Davis, 39, was involved in
the August 1, 2019 burglary of TNT Pawn in Booneville, Mississippi.
Davis and his co-defendants stole 49 firearms and transported those
guns to Chicago. The group sold those guns on the street in Chicago. A
number of those guns have been involved in shootings in Chicago and
recovered by Chicago Police.

Davis was also ordered to pay restitution to TNT Pawn over $42,000 for
the value of the stolen firearms and damage to the property.

“The crimes committed by this defendant had a far-reaching effect and
the guns illegally transferred were used to victimize others,”
remarked U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for
the Northern District of Mississippi will continue to prioritize the
prosecution of violent crimes and gun crimes and we hope that the
14-year sentence imposed in this case will serve as a deterrent to
others who might consider engaging in illegal firearms sales and

“In our effort to disrupt violent gun crime in our community, ATF will
continue to focus efforts on prohibited individuals, like this repeat
offender, who steal firearms and unlawfully possess firearms,” said
ATF New Orleans Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn. “The sentence
imposed today sends a message to individuals who are prohibited from
possessing firearms that we will continue to work to keep our
neighborhoods safe as the top priority for ATF.”

Davis’s co-defendant, Marquis McCray, is set to be sentenced for his
role on February 16.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives (ATF) Oxford Resident Agency, Booneville Police
Department, Corinth Police Department, and the Chicago Police
Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Parker S. King prosecuted the

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program
bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities
they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our
neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department
launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on
these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our
communities, supporting community-based organizations that help
prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused
and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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