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Security Guard Accused of Stealing ATF Guns is on the Lam


Christopher Lee Yates

By Allan Lengel

A security guard charged with stealing firearms and gun parts from an ATF storage facility in West Virginia is on the lam.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Trumble issued a bench warrant after Christopher Lee Yates of Martinsburg failed to appear at a preliminary hearing on Wednesday morning in federal court, The Trace reports. [2]

Yates had been free on bond since March 6. He’s turned over his passport and, according to the conditions of his release, he was under curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day, and was not allowed to leave the area, The Trace reports.