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McKees Rocks woman pleads guilty to helping convict get gun

October 5, 2018

A McKees Rocks woman pleaded guilty in U.S. federal district court in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to a charge of helping a convicted felon get a gun, federal prosecutors said.

Talaya Thompkins, 36, pleaded guilty to one count.

Federal prosecutors alleged that from late August 2016 to early August 2017, Thompkins aided felon Vincent Eggleton’s possession of two handguns.

Although she knew he wasn’t allowed to have firearms, Thompkins bought pistols for Eggleton.

On March 1, Eggleton pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, as well as conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine and a related drug-trafficking charge. He was sentenced to about 10 years in prison.

District Judge David Cercone scheduled sentencing of Thompkins for Feb. 13. She remains free on bond pending sentencing.

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