BOSTON (CBS) – A Dorchester woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of weapons from a Worcester armory earlier this month.
Ashley Bigsbee, 26, has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a machine gun and one count of making false statements to the FBI.
She was arrested on an outstanding warrant on November 20 and a search of her cell phone revealed numerous photographs of what appears to be a stolen Sig Sauer handgun and an M-4 assault rifle. Authorities say Bigsbee’s distinctive hand tattoos are in the photos.
James Walker Morales, a 34-year-old former Army reservist, is charged with stealing six M-4 rifles and ten M-11 pistols from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center in Worcester.
Ten of the weapons, including all of the M-4 rifles, have been found. The final M-4 was recovered in Dorchester on Friday afternoon.
On Monday, the FBI announced a $15,000 reward for the six pistols that are still missing.