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2 arrested after deputies recover alleged stolen guns

Joshua Grant Sisk (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office) Joshua Grant Sisk (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)
Roger Devoe Carter, Jr. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office) Roger Devoe Carter, Jr. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Two East Prairie, Missouri men are in custody after an illegal firearms investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department.

Roger Devoe Carter, Jr. and Joshua Grant Sisk, both 32 and from East Prairie, were each charged with possession of an illegal weapon.

The charge stemmed from the alleged possession of a short-barreled shotgun, which is prohibited by both state and federal law.

Carter was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property.

The sheriff's department said due to prior convictions, Carter is prohibited from having a gun.

According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began on Wednesday when the sheriff's department received information that Roger "J.R." Carter had a stolen gun at his rural Mississippi County home.

When officers went to investigate, they say Carter met them outside his home. They say during that conversation, they developed probable cause to believe Carter had a gun believed to be stolen from a Charleston home.

Carter was arrested and taken to the Mississippi County Detention Center.

During the investigation, deputies say they identified several witnesses and interviewed them.

After those interviews, deputies got consent to search a home where Carter had allegedly concealed an illegal weapon. They say during the search they found a "sawed-off shotgun."

When they returned to the sheriff's department, deputies did follow-up interviews, which they say revealed that Carter allegedly got the gun from Josh Sisk.

Deputies then found Sisk and brought him back to the Mississippi County Detention Center.

Following his arrest, Sisk did a videotaped interview, which deputies say strengthened their probable cause to believe he had an illegal shotgun.

Both men are in the Mississippi County Detention Center with their bonds set at $75,000.

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