District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Yancie Moseley (74) of Franklinton, pleaded guilty Monday (January 9) to a series of charges related to his receiving and failing to report stolen merchandise at Doug’s Pawn Shop in Bogalusa. Moseley pleaded guilty to felony illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500, failure to report daily entries of secondhand goods, and disposing or changing the identity of things during a 30-day period by the dealer.
Moseley was sentenced to eight years in prison for the illegal possession charge, but the sentence was suspended, and Moseley was placed on a five-year probation. He was also sentenced to 60 days in prison on the misdemeanor reporting violations and ordered to pay restitution.
Guns and jewelry stolen from a Mandeville homeowner in 2015 by Danny Chain, Jr. (27) of Franklinton was sold to Moseley at Doug’s Pawn Shop. Chain later admitted selling other stolen items to Moseley. Moseley then used his business practices to conceal the items and failed to meet certain reporting requirements of the transaction. The victim has claimed the stolen items were valued at between $25,000 and $40,000, while Moseley disputes that value.