Fla. man charged in connection with gun thefts

Published: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:51 p.m.

STOCK ISLAND — A Florida man has been charged in connection with the theft of more than a dozen guns from an RV in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff's deputies say surveillance video shows Billy Ray at his apartment with Amado Cardenas earlier this month. Investigators said Cardenas brought a semi-automatic rifle to Ray's apartment, then retrieved it and sold that rifle and another weapon to another man. Cardenas was arrested earlier this week.

Detectives recovered the guns after the person who bought them learned they were stolen.

Ray has 11 felony convictions and is currently on probation. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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