Elijah Keashon barnes

Georgia sailor and colleague accused of conspiracy to traffic guns

Georgia sailor and colleague accused of conspiracy to traffic guns

Elijah Isaiah Boykin, an active-duty U.S. Navy Sailor, and Elijah Keashon Barnes have been indicted for unlawfully obtaining and transporting dozens of firearms that were later used in New Jersey-area crimes. According to the Department of Justice, Boykin and Barnes served together in the U.S. Navy until June 2020, when Barnes was discharged following his confinement for repeated violations of military law. “Federal law prohibits the making of false statements and misrepresentations to licensed firearms dealers,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine. “Individuals who use deception to buy guns intended for other people will face severe consequences, including imprisonment and the…
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