Another man charged in gun theft

A Stock Island man was charged last Friday in connection with the investigation into the theft of 17 guns from a RV parked on Stock Island.

William “Billy” Ray was shown on surveillance video at his 3rd Avenue apartment with Amado Cardenas, who was arrested earlier in the week in connection with the case. Investigations revealed Cardenas brought a semi-automatic rifle to Ray’s apartment on  April 13th and left it there for a short time. Cardenas then returned that same day, retrieving and selling it and second rifle to another man. Those guns were recovered from the purchaser after he learned from  Sheriff’s detectives that they were stolen.

Ray, who has 11 felony convictions on his record and is currently on probation was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was booked into jail.

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