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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