Ex-soldier sentenced to prison for stealing firearms from Fort Bliss

Christopher Darnell Harris, 25, pled guilty in April to two counts of possession of stolen firearms, one count of theft, one count of unlawful carrying of firearms, and one count of possession of marijuana, according to a Department of Justice release

Ex-soldier sentenced to prison for stealing firearms from Fort Bliss

A former Army soldier was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday for stealing weapons from Fort Bliss, along with other charges.

Christopher Darnell Harris, 25, pled guilty in April to two counts of possession of stolen firearms, one count of theft, one count of unlawful carrying of firearms, and one count of possession of marijuana, according to a Department of Justice release.

He was also to three years of supervised release after completing his prison term

Harris, originally from Nacogdoches, Texas, had admitted to stealing items from at least 10 service members between April to June 2017, including keys which he used to break into vehicles and steal two handguns.

Harris somehow “still had access to Fort Bliss” despite his earlier separation from the Army, according to the DoJ.

Haley Britzky

Haley Britzkyis the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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