4 Indicted By Federal Grand Jury In Asheville For Allegedly Robbing Local Gun Store

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say four people accused of breaking into Carolina Guns and Gear in Asheville and stealing 33 firearms on January 7th have all been convicted on federal charges.

Jesse Lynn Williams, 33, Lyron Deshawn Greenlee, 34, and Alexa Rae Bassillo, 29, all of Asheville, are each charged with conspiracy to commit theft of firearms from a Federal Firearms Licensee, theft of multiple firearms from an FFL and aiding and abetting in this case, according to a news release.

A federal jury also charged Williams, Greenlee, and Bernard Eugene Carson, Jr. 33, of Morganton, N.C., with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Additionally, Williams and Bassillo are facing charges of possession of a firearm by a user of a controlled substance.

According to a news release, Williams, Greenlee, and Bassillo conspired to break into and steal firearms from Carolina Guns and Gear West, LLC., located on Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville.

The indictment alleges that on January 7th, 2022 Williams broke into the gun store and stole 33 firearms, while Bassillo and Greenlee served as lookouts or drivers during the burglary.

The indictment further alleges that between January 7th and January 12th, Carson was found in possession of one of the stolen guns.

Authorities say the charges in this indictment are allegations.

The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This is a developing story.

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