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Feds: Couple bought gun for white supremacist who went on killing spree

Feds: Couple bought gun for white supremacist who went on killing spree
File photo of David "Joey" Pedersen appearing in court on charges he and his girlfriend murdered four people during a crime spree that spanned three states.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A Springfield couple is accused of helping David "Joey" Pedersen buy a gun before he and his girlfriend allegedly went on a three-state Northwest killing spree.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a federal indictment Wednesday against Corey Wyatt, 28, of Springfield, and his 32-year-old wife, Kimberly.

U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall said Friday that the couple was charged with buying a gun in July of 2011 for David "Joey" Pedersen, who was a convicted felon. They were also charged with being accessories to the crime spree.

Kimberly Wyatt pleaded not guilty during her arraignment, Marshall said. She was taken into custody and is scheduled for a trial on Aug. 20.

2012 mug shot of Corey Wyatt (courtesy Lane County Corrections)Marshall said Corey Wyatt (pictured at right in a 2012 mugshot) was already in custody on unrelated charges and still faces his arraignment.

If convicted, the Wyatts face anywhere from 3 to 15 years in jail and up to a $250,000 fine, Marshall said.

The Department of Justice reports that David 'Joey' Pedersen and Holly Grigsby are still pending on federal charges for a 10-day crime spree that went from Everett, Wash. to Eureka, Calif.

U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall announced the indictments last August the  Pedersen, 32, of Portland, and  Grigsby, 25, of Portland.

"The indictment in this case alleges horrendous crimes were committed as part of defendants' white-supremacist campaign to kidnap and murder targets on the basis of race, color, religion, and perceived 'degenerate' conduct," said U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall.

During that time Pedersen and Grigsby allegedly murdered four people, 19-year-old Cody Meyers, 53-year-old Reginald Clark and Pedersen's father and his wife.

When detectives caught up with the duo, they had a multitude of weapons, including one with the same serial number as a pistol purchased by Kimberly Wyatt.