Woman gets 3 years for selling guns

March 28, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A former employee of Argenbright Security Inc. was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison for her role in the importation and sale of stolen firearms, the Maryland attorney general's office announced.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Alfred Nance initially imposed a 10-year term for Cheryl Kimberly Shorter, but suspended seven years.

He also ordered three years' probation after her release and fined her $3,000.

Shorter, 29, of the 3600 block of Ninth St. in Brooklyn was convicted with her former boyfriend, C'Don Chezere Thompson, 21, also a former Argenbright Security employee who lives in Brooklyn, and Evelyn Renee Alston, 29, of Stevensville on charges stemming from the possession and sale of firearms stolen from Argenbright in Arlington, Va.

In May, Anne Arundel County police discovered Shorter and Alston trying to sell Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolvers.

Shorter admitted to authorities that she stole the guns from Argenbright, and said that she and Thompson had planned to sell the weapons because she needed money for a new car.

Thompson and Alston were sentenced to jail terms of three years and 18 months, respectively.

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