A person is accused of stealing quite a few bins of weapons and ammunition whereas working at a nationwide delivery firm in Minnesota, prosecutors stated Monday.
Jason Cikotte, of Isanti, Minn., is charged in federal courtroom with possession of stolen firearms. Authorities stated the thefts occurred over the course of virtually a 12 months on the XPO Logistics facility in Fridley, north of Minneapolis.
Cikotte, 31, appeared in courtroom final week and was launched on his promise to look at future proceedings. He’s scheduled for a preliminary listening to on Friday.
An affidavit stated that Cikotte labored in a single day as a weight inspector and had “little to no” supervision whereas at work, in accordance with the corporate’s safety supervisor. He would additionally haven’t any motive to open the pallets of firearms as a part of his job, the supervisor stated.
The supervisor supplied investigators with video proof allegedly displaying Cikotte eradicating bins of firearms from shrink-wrapped pallets, eradicating the firearms from the bins and carrying the firearms to his automobile.
A search of Cikotte’s home turned up about 40 weapons, tens of 1000’s of rounds of ammunition and firearm components and equipment, authorities stated.
An e mail despatched to Kirk Anderson, Cikotte’s lawyer, got here again with an out-of-office reply noting that he wouldn’t be out there till Thursday. A telephone quantity for Cikotte couldn’t be discovered.
You make MPR Information potential. Particular person donations are behind the readability in protection from our reporters throughout the state, tales that join us, and conversations that present views. Assist guarantee MPR stays a useful resource that brings Minnesotans collectively.
Donate right now. A present of $17 makes a distinction.