The fourth of four men police said was responsible for stealing approximately 200 firearms from Maxon Shooters Supplies and Indoor Range in January 2012 was sentenced to nine years in federal prison on March 1, the Associated Press reported. Denis Joiner, 20, of Chicago, and the three other men, were accused by prosecutors of stealing 190 firearms from Maxon’s, the Associated Press reported, as well as guns from other locations in Indiana and Wisconsin.
Since the break-in, Maxon’s relocated to a larger facility. The new gun shop and indoor range was more than triple the size of the previous location, going from approximately 4,000 square feet to approximately 15,000 square feet. The conditional use permit issued by the city for Maxon’s new facility, 75 Bradrock Drive, was contingent on the Des Plaines police chief approving the business’ security plan, among other requirements.
In a series of arrests Chicago police made in August, more than 100 firearms were seized from suspected drug dealers, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. After tracing the ownership on as many of the weapons as possible, one of the guns was traced back to a theft of 140 firearms at Maxon’s Shooters Supply and Indoor Range in Des Plaines in January.