Marine Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Steal Ammo, Explosives From Navy Sub Base

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 The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) arrives at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) arrives at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

One of the four men accused of stealing small arms ammunition and explosives from Navy Submarine Base Kings Bay pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Brunswick.

  • Austin Allen Cross was a Marine stationed at the base when, between September 2010 and July 2014, he participated in a conspiracy to take the ammunition and explosives from the armory at the base over the course of multiple occasions.
  • He and, allegedly, others, buried some of them at the “shoot house” on the base.
  • According to the plea agreement, he also took ammo and explosives to a residence in the 100 block of Doris Street in St. Marys, Georgia, a rental property owned by co-defendant Sean Patrick Reardon, and buried them on the property.
  • Cross pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge, which carries punishments of up to five years in prison and up to three years of supervised release. A sentencing date has yet to be scheduled.

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