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Castor Couple Plead Guilty to Illegally Manufacturing Full-Auto SKS


Michael Deen Reeves, 58, and Crissy Lawson Reeves, 37, of Castor, Louisiana plead guilty this week to one count of manufacturing an unregistered firearm and one count of transferring an unregistered firearm.

According to court documents, on October 28th of last year, an informant advised law enforcement that he met with the couple who had agreed to sell him an SKS capable of fully-automatic fire. The informant, wearing a wire, met Crissy Reeves at the pawn shop and gave her $150 to get the gun.

The informant then met the couple at their home in Castor on Oct. 30 and bought the gun for $840 after Michael Reeves installed an unregistered full-auto trigger group in the rifle and explained how it worked, all of which was recorded by the informant.

After the transfer occurred, federal agents verified that the SKS was not a transferable machine gun under the National Firearms Act and that the couple did not have the necessary federal licenses to manufacture or sell Title II items.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 20 before a federal judge in Shreveport. Each of the defendants may receive up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, forfeiture of the SKS and a $10,000 fine.

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