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Posted: 9/4/2008 5:13:12 PM EDT
Man killed in Hawthorne by Sheriff's deputy was North Dakota fugitive

September 4, 2008

  HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — A man shot and killed by a Mineral County sheriff’s deputy was a fugitive from North Dakota who failed to report to prison after being convicted of stealing and transporting weapons, federal authorities said Thursday.

Drew Wrigley, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota, said Kelly Stenstrum, 31, died in Hawthorne “as a result of contact with law enforcement.”

The Nevada Department of Public Safety did not immediately identify the man killed Tuesday during a confrontation with deputies.

But Nevada officials said he was under investigation by numerous federal, state and law enforcement agencies.

Authorities allege he committed four home burglaries in the southern Nevada town of Mesquite, where he stole a Cadillac and headed north on U.S. 95.

He was stopped by a Highway Patrol Trooper, but fled into Hawthorne.

He was shot Tuesday after failing to obey orders to surrender and put down his weapon, authorities said.

Investigators said several shots were fired. No officers were injured.

The name of the deputy involved in the shooting was not immediately released.
Stenstrum was sentenced in July to nearly three years behind bars, three years of supervised release and restitution totaling nearly $22,700 after pleading guilty in April to three felony charges.

Authorities said he stole 33 guns in North Dakota from the Grand Forks Home of Economy store and seven guns from a private gun dealer last year, selling some of them in Wisconsin.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Stenstrum in August failed to report to a New Jersey prison where he was to serve his sentence, and had been considered armed and dangerous.


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Stole 40 guns...

Well,,,,Bye!
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 5:48:15 PM EDT
One less that we'll have to pay to keep in prison.......
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:07:43 PM EDT
Um..okay...so he is convicted of 3 felonies that appear to include stealing a shitload of weapons, selling them, transporting them across state lines and whatever else.

He gets 3 years in prison and 3 years in daycare?  WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a broken system we have.  Let's pass some more gun laws to make up for the failure of our Federal and State authorities to hammer the shit out of the deserving.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 6:27:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ANIMUS:
Um..okay...so he is convicted of 3 felonies that appear to include stealing a shitload of weapons, selling them, transporting them across state lines and whatever else.

He gets 3 years in prison and 3 years in daycare?  WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a broken system we have.  Let's pass some more gun laws to make up for the failure of our Federal and State authorities to hammer the shit out of the deserving.


Hey but you get 10 years for a nickel bag.
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 10:16:17 AM EDT
I like the guy! He chose not to waste taxpayers money by going to prison, and he chose to give the Police some on the job target practice
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 5:28:00 PM EDT
I see no problems with the outcome of this incident.   Works for me.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 11:25:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunsmoke1702:
I like the guy! He chose not to waste taxpayers money by going to prison, and he chose to give the Police some on the job target practice


What GS said. Good riddance.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 3:17:07 PM EDT
Great shoot!!!!!  Congrats to the officers!
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