MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Two Mississippi County men are facing felony charges after a burglary investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department.
Nicholas Wayne Riley, 20, of Wyatt, Mo., was charged with burglary in the first degree, two counts of theft/stealing of a firearm and property damage. His bond was set at $50,000.
Jeremy Lee Weber, 35, also of Wyatt, Mo., was charged with receiving stolen property. His bond was set at $25,000.
Both were taken to the Mississippi County Detention Center.
According to Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began in early August after a burglary at a Charleston pawn shop.
He said the break in the case came a week after the incident when deputies received information that items stolen from the business were being stored at various locations in Wyatt, Mo.
Based on that information, officers conducted field interviews with several witnesses and got consent to search two properties.
Through the investigation, deputies say they developed probable cause to believe Nick Riley was involved in the burglary and had hidden the stolen items; and then Jeremy Weber had concealed the firearms to try to prevent them from being found.
Riley and Weber were found on Tuesday afternoon and taken to the Mississippi County Detention Center.
According to deputies, information they got from videotaped interviews with the two led them to believe Riley had burglarized the business and Weber and hidden the items inside his home.
Sheriff Moore said this case remains under investigation and additional arrests are pending.