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Guilty plea in gun case in detective's death

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A Middleburg man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a gun case relating to the death of a Clay County detective.

Christopher Henderson, 21, is the third of four men to enter pleas in the charge of the stolen handgun that was later used to kill Detective David White during a meth lab investigation last year.

Robert Apple II and Jack Lemond, who are co-defendants in the stolen gun case, each pleaded guilty last month to one count of Dealing in Stolen Property, according to the State Attorney's Office.

Lemond and Apple were each sentenced to seven years in prison and the State is seeking the same sentence for Henderson.

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State and federal investigators say the pistol was stolen in Jacksonville in May 2011.

It was then passed from man to man and officers say all the men knew the gun was stolen.

The handgun eventually ended up in the hands of Ted Tilley, who shot and killed Detective White.

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A total of four individuals face charges in White's death. Ryan Christopher Wilder, Chasity E. Prescott and Jennifer S. Alder each face charges of:

-Murder in the First Degree
-Second Degree Felony Murder
-Three counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree
-Trafficking Methamphetamine

Jerry Fred Daniels has been charged with Possession With Intent to Sell and Murder in the Third Degree.


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