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    Second Airman Accused in Plot to Steal Ammunition from Base Sentenced to Probation

    Second Airman Accused in Plot to Steal Ammunition from Base Sentenced to Probation

    An airman involved in a plot to steal ammunition from Fairchild  was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to probation after he cooperated with investigators.

    Shawn Robson, a noncommissioned officer in charge of the base's Combat Arms Training Management section, will have to serve 18 months of probation. He pleaded guilty in March to possession of stolen ammunition .

    While Robson had ammunition at his home, he said in court Wednesday that he was unaware of a larger plot, which included online statements supporting the seizure of the U.S. Capitol building, and cooperated with the  as soon as they confronted him with new information.

    Due to his cooperation, the U.S. Attorney's Office agreed to a sentence below the guideline of 6 to 12 months in prison followed by probation, instead recommending probation alone.

    Ahead of sentencing, Robson apologized. His attorney noted Robson has mental health issues related to his time in the military and stemming from this incident.

    “I'm very sorry for my mistake that I made,” Robson said. “I wasn't thinking in my right mind.”

    Because of his crime, Robson will be discharged from the Air Force and plans to work at a grocery store to provide for his four children, he said in court.

    “I will accept my punishment with humility,” he said.

    U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Robson to 18 months of probation along with a $4,000 fine. Robson also…

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