Mishawaka man gets 17 years for gun theft

Michael Barber // Photo provided

A Mishawaka man will spend more than 17 years in prison for stealing guns from a store.

A federal judge sentenced Michael Barber for the theft of guns from a Shipshewana dealer in February of 2017.

Barber was convicted back in May.

He broke into the store with two other people and stole 15 guns and a crossbow.

Police have recovered eight of the guns, including two that were used in crimes in Chicago.

Barber was convicted of assault on a Michigan state trooper ten days after the gun thefts.

He's also been convicted of home invasion, burglary, theft and auto theft in Indiana.

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