2nd arrest linked to theft of weapons from armory


BOSTON >> A second arrest has been made in connection with the theft of weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester.

Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Ashley Bigsbee, of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, is charged with unlawful possession of an M-4 assault rifle and making false statements to FBI agents. She was ordered held after an initial court appearance in Worcester on Monday.

The weapon was recovered on Friday.

Former Army reservist James Earl Morales was earlier arrested on New York's Long Island and faces charges in the break-in and theft of 16 firearms in all from the armory earlier this month.

The FBI said Monday it was offering a reward of up to $15,000 for the recovery of six M-11 pistols that have still yet to be found.


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