Several people have been charged in connection with a recent break-in at a local business that resulted in the theft of numerous firearms.
James Herbert Evans Jr., 18, 5373 Elk River Road North, Elkview, was charged with breaking and entering. His bond was set at $20,000. Destiny Marie Moore, 18, 207 Gallatin St., Ravenswood, was charged with conspiracy. Her bond was set at $10,000. Rebecca Ann Sellers, 18, 52230 Eaton Road, Portland, Ohio, was charged with conspiracy. Her bond was set at $10,000.
All three are lodged in the South Central Regional Jail.
The three were arrested after a joint investigation by local and federal officials into the theft of approximately 18 guns, including an AK-47, from Old and New Sports, said Ravenswood Police Chief Lance Morrison.
Around 1:30 a.m. on April 7, Patrolman Bargerstock of the Ravenswood Police Department responded to an audible alarm at Old and New Sports at 813 Washington St. in Ravenswood, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jackson County Magistrate Court.
When he arrived, Bargerstock noticed the front door was broken. He secured the business, but found no suspects in the area at the time. He also discovered several firearms had been stolen, according to the complaint.
An investigation was initiated by the Ravenswood Police Department, as well as agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. During the investigation, Detective Captain B. Knox of the Ravenswood Police Department located some of the stolen firearms at 207 Gallatin St. in Ravenswood.
Police conducted several interviews with suspects in the case. One suspect said she drove the vehicle while Evans and Moore broke into the store.