Suspect arrested in theft of submachine gun from Converse shooting range

Amber Herring, 25, was taken into custody

CONVERSE, Texas – Bexar County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a woman in connection with the theft of a submachine gun from a Converse shooting range.

Court documents show Amber Herring, 25, was taken into custody late Monday night, then booked into the Bexar County jail.

She faces charges related to the theft and possession of a prohibited firearm. Her bond is set at $30,000.

Despite an arrest in the case, the submachine gun is still unaccounted for. BCSO is urging anyone who may have information on this weapon or if anyone may have seen a weapon like the stolen weapon being sold, to please contact the sheriff’s office at 210-335-6000, a spokesperson told KSAT Tuesday afternoon.

The arrest affidavit says Herring appears to have the same tattoo on her chest that is seen on a woman caught on surveillance video at Lone Star Handgun shooting range.

The owner of the Converse business shared that video with KSAT 12 News.

He said the woman in the video had used someone else’s ID card to rent the submachine gun, then never returned the weapon.

The affidavit says detectives determined the ID card actually belonged to a woman who died in a fire last December.

It says by searching social media accounts for that woman and her family, they determined that Herring was her sister.

They believe Herring used her dead sister’s ID during the theft.

The affidavit did not mention a motive for the crime.


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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.