Durham deputies charge man they say got, sold stolen guns

From staff reportsAugust 30, 2013 

— Sheriff's deputies recovered pistols, an AK-47 rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition when they arrested Michael Desean Tucker on gun charges Thursday, a spokesman said.

Deputies had determined after several weeks of investigation that Tucker was fencing stolen guns, Deputy Paul Sherwin said.

Among the four pistols recovered Thursday when Tucker, 25, was arrested was one taken during break-in Monday at a Durham home, Sherwin said.

Tucker, of 721 Eva St. in Durham, was charged with three counts of possession of a stolen firearm and one count of felony possession of stolen property and held in the Durham County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The pistols were three 9mm and one .40-caliber, all semiautomatics, Sherwin said.

With the guns, deputies said, were about 1,000 rounds of stolen ammunition, high-capacity magazines and other gun accessories.

In the announcement, Sheriff Mike Andrews urged residents who have any information about crime in their neighborhoods to contact authorities.

“We are dedicated to removing illegally possessed weapons from the community and bringing to justice those who commit crime in Durham,” Andrews stated.

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