Felons charged with stealing 30 firearms from Warren store

Javal Jackson, 43, and Tyrone Thomas, 42, are charged with stealing 30 firearms from J&D Firearms in Warren

Laval Jackson and Tyrone thomas
Laval Jackson and Tyrone Thomas

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Two convicted felons from Warren are charged with stealing 30 firearms, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio.

Laval Jackson, 43, and Tyrone Thomas, 42, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of stealing firearms, being in possession of stolen firearms and being felons illegally in possession of firearms.

Kristi Coxson, 33, also of Warren, was indicted on one count of possession of stolen firearms.

Kristi Coxson
Kristi Coxson

Investigators say the men stole the firearms from J&D Firearms in Warren on March 29.

Jackson was previously convicted of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer in 1996. Thomas was previously convicted of aggravated assault in 1995 and of robbery in 2001.

“These are people forbidden by law from having firearms who went out and stole them,” U.S. Attorney Carole Rendon. “They will hold them accountable for their actions, and we will continue to do all we can to keep firearms from illegally getting to our neighborhoods.”

The investigation preceding the charges was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Warren Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Toepfer.