Man to plead guilty to stealing guns from dealer

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — Court records say a man will plead guilty to stealing money and guns from a dealer in northeast Mississippi.

Court records say Ryan Dandre Hearn is scheduled for a change of plea hearing Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Oxford. He had pleaded not guilty to charges 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.