Man to be sentenced for stealing guns from dealer

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — A man who pleaded guilty to stealing money and guns from a dealer in northeast Mississippi is scheduled for sentencing May 2.

Court records say Ryan Dandre Hearn will be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Oxford. He pleaded guilty to one charge in a Jan. 18 indictment that said he and another man stole three pistols from The Gold Exchange in Nettleton on July 9, 2009.

The indictment says that Hearn lost his job and told a friend he needed to “hit a lick.”

The friend allegedly caused a distraction before Hearn hit an employee, jumped the counter and grabbed guns and money.

Court records said an employee wrestled Hearn to the ground and fired shots as the suspects fled.