Update: Three Arrests in Theft of 20 Handguns from Searcy Store

Update (July 19):
SEARCY, AR – Police say three people have been arrested in Wednesday morning’s theft of 20 handguns from a local gun store.

Full details below in news release from the Searcy Police Department:
On July 18, 2013 at approximately 5pm Detectives with the Searcy Police Department arrested three suspects in connection with the Burglary of the Searcy Gun Store, Ultimate Outdoors.  Detectives arrested Darnell Trevon Waters, age 30 of Searcy, as well as two juveniles in an apartment at 204 S. Oak. Mr. Waters is currently being held at the White County Detention Center and has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) and Simultaneous Possession (Drugs & Firearms). Both charges are Class C Felonies. Waters is being held on a $100,000 bond and is awaiting a September 3, 2013 court date. 

One juvenile is charged with Simultaneous Possession and is being held at the Juvenile Detention Facility in Batesville. The second juvenile is being charges with Commercial Burglary, Simultaneous Possession, and Theft of Property and is also being held in Batesville. All charges for all three suspects are felonies. Due to the age of the two juveniles, no descriptive information will be available. Detectives were able to recover seven of the stolen guns.

Original story (July 17):
SEARCY, AR – Searcy Police say they hope surveillance video obtained by FOX16 News can help them capture a burglar who stole twenty handguns Wednesday morning.

Police say the suspect who broke into Ultimate Outdoors on Main Street worked fast. He was already gone when officers arrived less than one minute after receiving the call about an alarm at the store around 2:30am

When officers arrived they noticed a window had been shattered at the front of the business. 

Once the owner arrived, it was determined that a laptop computer was also stolen. Police say he estimated the total loss, including the window damage, was $10,600.

The suspect is described by police as around 5’0 tall with a small build. They were wearing a white or gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, white gloves, and a black backpack.

Police say it appeared that the suspect had been in the store before and knew what they were looking for. 

Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to call the Searcy Police Department at (501) 268-3531.

The list of stolen guns includes:
(2) Springfield XDS 9mm pistols
(2) Ruger LC9 9mm pistols
Ruger LCR .22 revolver
Glock 17 9mm pistol
Springfield XDM 9mm pistol
Ruger SR22 .22 pistol
Ruger LCR .38spc revolver
Glock 26 9mm pistol
Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 38spc revolver
Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .38 revolver
(2) Taurus 9mm pistol
North American Arms .22mag revolver
North American Arms .22lr/.22mag combo revolver
Glock 21 .45 pistol
Taurus TCP .380 pistol
Sig Sauer 238 .380 pistol
Bond Arms .45/.410 combo pistol

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