Newport News man sentenced in federal court on gun and drug trafficking charges

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A 19-year-old Newport News man will be spending eight years in prison for his part in trafficking drugs and stealing 52 firearms on February 12, 2017.

According to court documents, Angel Lewis Bruno helped three others steal guns from the federally licensed firearms dealer, Hunter’s Heavan Gun Store, in Hayes, Virginia.

Nine days later, law enforcement apprehended all four of the suspects that were apart of the robbery, including two who fled in a vehicle travelling at over 100 miles-per-hour.

Law enforcement has recovered 17 of the stolen firearms since the crime. The whereabouts of the other 35 firearms are unknown, according to officials.

Name, city, age, charges and court case result of all four arrested in the incident: 

  • Angel Lewis Bruno – From: Newport News  -19 – Pleaded guilty to: Possession of a Stolen Firearm; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime – Received 8 years in prison.
  • Xavier Justice Lee Greenauer-Mattox – From: Newport News – 23 – Pleaded guilty to: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine; Possession of a Stolen Firearm; and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime – Sentencing scheduled for April 18
  • Philip Thomas Evans – From: Yorktown – 23 – Pleaded guilty to: Possession of a Stolen Firearm; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime  – Sentencing scheduled for April 9
  • Alissha Shalee Faulks – From” Newport News – 28 – Pleaded guilty to: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine; Possession of a Stolen Firearm – Received 3 years’ probation