Thursday, September 30, 2010
Hidden weapons seized
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department recovered 35 weapons Monday in an investigation in the 1100 block of South Mullin Road, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Many of the weapons are believed to have been stolen from owners in Tate and Marshall counties, he said. The shotguns, rifles, handguns and pistols were recovered from various locations on the property. Some were stored on the axles of an old school bus and others in storage sheds and inside the residence, Dickerson said.
A search on the National Crime Investigation Center (NCIC) site may help identify some of the owners of the guns, provided their theft had been reported to authorities and included the serial numbers on the weapons.
Dickerson said public concern and reporting of suspicious activity in cases like this help authorities to solve thefts of personal property.
The guns were expensive and one pistol recovered was of particular significance for the sheriff. A .357 model 66 Smith and Wesson stainless steel pistol recovered was standard issue for Mississippi Highway Patrol officers when he served on the state patrol, he said.
The investigation continued Tuesday with several suspects expected to be charged with theft and with knowingly receiving stolen property, Dickerson said.
The sheriff urges anyone who sees suspicious activity in their neighborhood to report information to Crime Stoppers at 800-729-2169 or to call the Marshall County Sheriff’s office at 662-252-1311.
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