Guilty plea in firearms theft

Anthony Rodriguez, 21, of Bridgeport pleaded guilty Sept. 27 before United States Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith in Hartford to possessing a stolen firearm and ammunition.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on Oct. 24, 2011, Rodriguez and Arthur Preston and Kurt Schneider, both of Fairfield, stole six firearms and 32 rounds of hollow point ammunition from a residence in Fairfield.

Rodriguez is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford on Dec. 20, at which time Rodriguez faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

Rodriguez has been detained since his arrest on March 8. Preston and Schneider have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

The stolen firearms and ammunition have been recovered.

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