GULFPORT -- Two Biloxi Cousins face federal charges involving the theft of more than 60 cases of alcoholic beverages from stores at Keesler Air Force Base.
Dameon Mack and Jeremy Mack, both 26, are free on bond on charges they took the alcohol from stores at the military base in Biloxi to sell off base.
Keesler sells alcoholic beverages at its Shoppette/Class Six store and the Base Exchange.
Dameon Mack was employed by Keesler's AAFES, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. AAFES oversees retail establishments.
An indictment filed Nov. 17 in U.S. District Court alleges the men conspired to steal and sell several thousand dollars' worth of alcohol from December 2014 until April.
The indictment says Dameon Mack, aided by others, stole most of the cases plus "various assortments of alcoholic beverages." He also is accused in the largest theft incident, 18 cases that disappeared March 9.
The indictment says Jeremy Mack helped him in thefts April 1 and took stolen alcohol to other places for unauthorized sales.
The Harrison County jail docket shows Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control agents took Jeremy Mack into custody on state charges April 1. He was booked on a felony charge of receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor charge of distributing alcoholic beverages without a permit. He posted bail on bonds that total $25,500. The docket shows no jail booking for Dameon Mack.
Court documents show warrants were issued for their arrests on federal charges after their indictment. The case was sealed until the men appeared in court Dec. 15 in Gulfport.
Magistrate Judge John Gargiulo set unsecured bonds of $25,000 for each of them. He also ordered their travel be restricted to South Mississippi pending resolution of the charges.
Both were indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit theft of government property.
Dameon Mack was indicted on eight counts of theft of government property.
Jeremy Mack was indicted on one theft count.
Their trial is set on a court calendar that starts Feb. 1.