‘I sold it to a drug dealer for drugs,’ woman tells judge about stolen firearm

March 10, 2015

Shalyn Dawn Raney, left, with her attorney David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 26-year-old Muskegon woman testified Tuesday, March 10, in 51st Circuit Court that she sold a stolen gun to a drug dealer so she could buy drugs.

Shalyn Dawn Raney, 26, of 1619 Dyson, Muskegon, pleaded guilty to a 10-year felony of receiving and concealing a stolen firearm during a final conference hearing. In exchange for her guilty plea, one count of felony firearm, which is a two-year felony, and one count of accessory after the fact of a felony, which is punishable by up to five years in prison, were dismissed.

The incident occurred in September of 2013 on Bryant Road in Pere Marquette Township, stated Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. Raney was arrested in December by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

“I was approached with a stolen firearm and sold it to a drug dealer for drugs,” Raney told Judge Susan Sniegowski. When asked how she knew the gun was stolen, Raney replied, “I knew they (the co-defendants) did a home invasion.”

The plea agreement calls for one year in jail, serving six months up front, along with probation and substance abuse treatment.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 5 at 1:45 p.m.

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