Freight workers in State Line charged with stealing guns

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Authorities have cracked a case involving missing guns at a State Line freight carrier business.

Three Maryland men were charged by Pennsylvania State Police for taking guns being shipped through their employer, Conway Freight, 445 Mason Dixon Road. Jamie Lynn Kennedy, 36, and Rodney Eugene Ebersole, 50, both of Hagerstown, and Vincenzo Anthony Coluzzi, 30, Hancock, were charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, criminal conspiracy, and receiving stolen property. The charges were filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham in Greencastle.

A state police trooper was assigned as a Task Force Officer to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms task force dedicated to firearms through the Harrisburg office to investigate, after a report of missing guns was received from the security officer at Conway, court records said.

A theft was reported on March 12. Numerous firearms were missing from freight arriving at the shipping complex, according to court papers. The internal investigation showed that the disappearances occurred between 5:30 and 10 a.m. at the facility between Jan. 31 and Feb. 28.

Eleven firearms were stolen. Conway notified police that 18 people worked that shift. Kennedy, Ebersole and Coluzzi were among them, charging documents stated. During interviews, they also implicated another man.

Police recovered two firearms from the residence of Ebersole’s uncle, according to court papers. The Taurus .357 and Taurus 45/410 were traced to Conway.

Police said workers became aware of the firearms shipments when a skid fell over and spilled them.