Four people were arrested for allegedly being involved in the theft of guns from a home in Johnson County.
At about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department dispatched deputies to the Oak Meadows Mobile Home Community on what was initially reported as an armed robbery. When deputies arrived on the scene, it became clear that the call was actually a theft of firearms from a home.
Police say the suspects had fled the scene prior to the deputies arrival, but were quickly found and arrested. Interviews of the suspects revealed that they had disposed of three firearms shortly after stealing them. Sheriff Duane Burgess says the suspects revealed the location of the stolen guns and all three were quickly recovered.
– Patrick Jackson on a preliminary charge of Theft
– Sierra Frazee on a preliminary charge of Theft
– Phillip Lasley on preliminary charges of Theft and a Serious Violent Felon in Possession of Firearm
– Abigail Pittman on preliminary charges of Theft and False Informing
Burgess says that area schools were notified of the incident when the suspects were still at large but were not believed to be in any danger at any time.
The investigation is ongoing.