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Two Fort McCoy men charged with stealing 16 guns from home

Sheriff’s detectives arrested two juveniles Friday night in connection with a home burglary where 16 guns were taken from a Fort McCoy home. The Ocala Star Banner reports that the juveniles lived down the street from the burglarized home.

Not long after the burglary was reported, detectives talked with witnesses who told them they heard gunshots in the neighborhood and saw one of the juveniles firing shots into a tree. One woman said she saw a car pull into the juvenile’s driveway and believing it was strange, she wrote down the tag number, which she gave to detectives. Detectives tracked down the car’s owner who lead them to the perpetrators.

The guns, valued at nearly $17,000, included rifles and handguns. The boys were charged with armed burglary and grand theft, and one of the accomplices was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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