A man charged in connection with a break-in at the Swansea Rural King in January pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to charges that he and an accomplice stole guns from the store.
Michael J. Khoury, 43, of Cahokia, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to an announcement from U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton’s office.
Khoury and another man, whose identity has not been released, broke into the store at 2801 N. Illinois St. shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 19 and stole more than 15 guns and fled before police arrived. Khoury later sold a gun with a serial number matching one of the guns stolen from the store to a confidential informant, who turned the weapon over to police.
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Khoury is set to be sentenced on Aug. 21 and faces up to 15 years in prison.