Stolen guns found in Ft. Worth, Texas

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The discovery of stolen Laclede County guns in Texas led to the arrest of three Lebanon men for two separate burglaries.

Following a multi-state investigation, Laclede County Sheriff’s Office investigators have recovered several guns taken during a burglary in the 1900 block of Equestrian Drive. They also found a stolen side-by-side ATV taken from a residence in the 2000 block of Macon Drive in rural Laclede County in March, according to a written press release from Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap.

Investigators from the sheriff’s office, assisted by detectives with the Fort Worth, Texas, Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents, recovered “several” of the six guns taken in the burglary on Equestrian Drive on March 15. The guns were found in an apartment in Ft. Worth, the sheriff said.

During the investigation, Dylan Offutt, 22, of Lebanon, was arrested in Texas on March 22 for possession of stolen property in connection with the Equestrian Drive burglary. Offutt’s alleged accomplice, Christopher Rodden, 22, of Lebanon, was arrested in Laclede County in connection with the same crime. Court records indicate that Rodden has been charged with felony stealing related to the same burglary. According to Millsap, Offutt has been charged in Fort Worth, Texas, for possession of stolen property.

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