The owner of Mission Essential, Inc., gun shop in Hinesville pleaded guilty Wednesday to dealing in stolen military equipment. According to a release from U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver's office, Joshua Works, 29, entered the plea before U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. The goods had been stolen from Fort Stewart.
According to documents filed with the U.S. District Court in May, Works was indicted by a grand jury on charges of willfully and knowingly receiving two sets of PVS-14 night vision devices and several parts for M16 rifles with the intent to convert the property for his own use or gain.
A more complete story will be in Friday's Coastal Courier.