20-year-old Centralia resident Dakota R. Moss has been sentenced to 20 years and six months in federal prison for burglarizing the Buchheit of Centralia farm and home supply store and stealing 39 guns. As part of his sentence, Moss must also ordered to pay $29,712.75 in restitution, pay a $400 special assessment, and serve five years of supervised release after he is released from prison. The sentencing comes after a guilty plea was made in April.
Moss’ accomplice was not identified because that person is a juvenile.
The burglary occurred on November 29 of last year. A full size pickup truck stolen from Centralia High School was used in the burglary.
Evidence established that Moss and his juvenile accomplice were armed while inside of Buchheit’s and intended to shoot anyone who interrupted the burglary, including police. Moss and his accomplice intended to sell the guns for profit, specifically in the Ferguson, Missouri area.
Centralia Police and agents from the ATF identified the suspects soon after the burglary and have recovered 37 of the 39 stolen guns as of this date. Anyone with knowledge of the remaining stolen firearms or the ammunition is encouraged to call law enforcement.