April 18, 2013

Suspects arrested in early-morning burglaries

Weapons, computer taken from Galveston, Kokomo gun stores.

by Caitlin Huston

GALVESTON — Three individuals were arrested Wednesday morning after a series of burglaries in Galveston and Kokomo.

Weapons, weapon accessories and a computer were among some of the items reported stolen from the Down by the Tracks gun store in Galveston, the auto shop next door and a gun store in Kokomo. Darrian Peterson, 19, Kokomo, and two juveniles were arrested.

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department and Galveston Town Marshal Tom Heflin responded to Down by the Tracks, at 396 East Jackson St., after the store’s security alarm alerted the owner of a burglary at his store at the auto shop next door. A white pickup truck was seen leaving the scene, according to a press release.

The Kokomo Police Department later responded to a burglary at a gun store in Kokomo and were able to locate a vehicle afterwards that matched the description of the white pickup, the release states.

The three suspects were later taken into custody in Howard County.

Heflin said all the items reported stolen were recovered.

He said the Sheriff’s Department will be filing charges for Cass County.

“We’ll be getting warrants to arrest them on Cass County charges,” Heflin said.

The investigation is still ongoing.


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