Man faces federal charges after allegedly using excavator to break into Castle Firearms
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: December 6, 2021

A Billings man has been charged with federal crimes after allegedly used and excavator to break into Castle Firearms and steal multiple guns on Oct. 21.

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Erik Stephen Deaner, 46, of Billings, on charges of theft from federal firearm licensee, possession of stolen firearms and prohibited person in possession of firearms. If convicted of the most serious crime, Deaner faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Deaner was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-96.

Click the link below to see the affidavit in the case.

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