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Several men facing charges and others on the run after stealing guns in Monmouth and Galesburg

According to WGIL, three Peoria men are facing charges for stealing around 100 guns from a local business and a Farm King in March of 2019.

"The office of U.S. Attorney John Milhiser says an unsealed criminal complaint charges 28-year-olds Keith Winters and Miray Smith with conspiring and stealing guns from a federal firearms licensee — but remain wanted by authorities. The third man — 39-year-old Jeremy Howard — faces gun possession charges, and is in custody."

The indictment says Winters, Smith, and a third person allegedly drove a stolen vehicle to The Tac Shack in Monmouth, on March 21, while another unnamed individual drove a separate lookout vehicle.

Winters and Smith allegedly broke in and stole 39 guns, then split them up. Eight days later, Winters, Smith, and a third person drove to Farm King in Galesburg broke in stole 59 guns, then split them up back in Peoria.

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