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Two Hernshaw men have pleaded guilty to federal gun charges, according to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

David Edward Burgess, 27, and his brother, Jesse Wayne Burgess, 26, both of Hernshaw, pled guilty to federal gun charges after being charged in connection with the theft of firearms from two local businesses.

David Burgess pled guilty to illegally possessing a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol on September 17, 2012, the day he stole the firearm from Pawn for Cash, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Charleston, Goodwin said.

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