Sixth Person Charged In Theft of 31 Guns, 100 Knives In Cantonment

December 6, 2019

A sixth person has now been charged in connection with a July burglary on Pinoak Lane in Cantonment in which 31 firearms were stolen, along with a approximately 100 knives, two chain saws, a Suzuki ATV and assorted camouflage clothing items. The items were collectively valued at $20,000.

Hunter Grant Myrick, 30, was booked into the Escambia County Jail on a felony burglary charge and 15 counts of grand theft of a firearm in the Pineoak Lane case. He was also charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle for allegedly stealing a GMC Yukon from Escambia Avenue in Cantonment in August. His bond was set at $182,500.

Joann Marie Witt, 40, and Joseph Randall Bush, 36, were charged in October with 31 counts of grand theft of a firearm, dealing in stolen property, and burglary.

Martin Joseph Shaughnessy, 35; Dawn Cheree Brooks, 39; and Charles Kettering, 42, were also previously arrested in the case. They were each charged with 15 counts of felony grand theft of a firearm and one count of burglary. In addition, Shaughnessy was charged with felony resisting an officer with violence, misdemeanor resisting an officer without violence and violation of probation, and Brooks was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle.

In August, Myrick was arrested after fleeing from a traffic safety checkpoint and leading officers on a high speed pursuit at speeds reaching near 100 mph through northern Baldwin County, Mobile County and into Washington County. Myrick was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude and multiple traffic offenses in Alabama.


4 Responses to “Sixth Person Charged In Theft of 31 Guns, 100 Knives In Cantonment”

  1. Samantha Ingram on June 10th, 2020 2:51 am

    I love you Hunter from the bottom of my heart

  2. Old MOLINO on December 7th, 2019 12:42 pm

    Yep..made your FAMILY proud to call you family…how many more chances do you get

  3. Myrick on December 6th, 2019 3:47 pm

    Dang… you really give us Myrick’s a bad name!!!

  4. karen on December 6th, 2019 9:20 am

    Merry Christmas Hunter! May you and your thieving friends spend many many years in jail thinking about all the things you stole from hard working people because you were to sorry to work and get the things you wanted the right way I hope each of you are given the max amount of time behind bars and are old folks when you get out I bet you made your Mom so proud!

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