3 Wichita men charged with possessing guns stolen from sheriff's office vehicle

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Travis Keller | Dept. of Corrections, 2016 Travis Keller | Dept. of Corrections, 2016

Three Wichita men are charged with possessing firearms that were stolen from a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.

Travis Keller, 38, Arthur Mannie, 38, and Justin Winger, 36, were charged with one count each of possessing stolen firearms, one count of possession of a rifle with a short barrel and two counts of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.

According to court documents, the investigation began April 19 when a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s officer found three windows broken out of his unmarked vehicle and three firearms missing. The stolen firearms included a Remington shotgun, a Bushmaster M4 rifle and a Glock 9 mm pistol.

Investigators used surveillance footage to identify a car driven by Keller when he is alleged to have broken into the  vehicle. They allege Keller and Winger took the stolen firearms to Mannie for sale.

Each man faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Keller is on Community Corrections for identity theft and forgery. He also has prior convictions of drug possession and forgery. 

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