SAUCIER, MS (WLOX) - The three men accused of stealing guns from a Saucier pawn shop pleaded guilty to receipt, possession or disposal of stolen firearms Wednesday.
Tyson Lee Gains, Sr., Kevin Gerard Edwards and Willie Carter were accused of stealing 49 guns from Friendly Pawn Shop on Highway 49 during the weekend of June 6, 2015.
Investigators said power to security cameras was cut during the burglary, but a camera across the street from the pawn shop captured a vehicle that led police to Gaines.
Gaines told police he was not involved in the burglary. That's when more than 40 law enforcement officers started an extensive surveillance operation on Gaines and other men believed to be involved in the crime.
During the investigation, police recovered several of the guns reported stolen from the pawn shop.
All three men face a maximum of 10 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. A fourth suspect in the case, George Sullivan, died in custody at the Stone County Jail on July 4. Officials determined he died of natural causes.