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Sarpy County family upset after man gets probation in gun theft

Posted: 6:16 PM, Jan 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-28 19:16:23-05
Sarpy County family upset after man gets probation in gun theft

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A Sarpy County family wants to know why a man got a slap on the wrist for what they felt was a serious gun crime.

A judge sentenced Ethan Mally, 20, to 18 months probation after pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. He was originally charged with a felony.

Last April, Mally stole an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle out of a trailer in rural Sarpy County. He then sold the firearm on Facebook to a known gang member, however, the weapon has since been recovered.

"A young man selling a gun to a known gang member, prosecute him to the full extent of the law," theft victim Tyler Ray said. "Set an example so people think twice about doing it instead we see probation......One different decision out of somebody and somebody could've gotten killed with that gun being sold to a known gang banger in North Omaha."