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2 Sikeston men arrested in connection with stolen guns investigation

(Source: Sikeston DPS) (Source: Sikeston DPS)
Latravious J. Simmons (Source: Sikeston DPS) Latravious J. Simmons (Source: Sikeston DPS)
Shamodre Newsom (Source: Sikeston DPS) Shamodre Newsom (Source: Sikeston DPS)

Two Sikeston, Missouri men were arrested in connection with a downtown burglary involving numerous stolen guns.

Latravious J. Simmons, 22, was charged with second degree burglary, five counts of stealing a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm and felony resisting by flight. His bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

Shamodre Newson, 24, was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property. His bond was set at $2,500 cash only.

According to Capt. James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, they responded to a burglary alarm at around 1 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21 at Paul's Pawnshop on N. Kingshighway.

When officers arrived, they saw someone had broken into the business, but the suspect was gone when they arrived.

The owner of the business said five different guns were taken, including one military-style rifle and four handguns.

Investigators searched the area and brought in police K-9 Levi to assist, but no one was found.

On Monday afternoon, around 4 p.m., Capt. McMillen said officers were following up on a lead on a potential suspect.

He said two officers responded to the 800 block of Ruth to talk to someone about the case. While they were inside, McMillen said the suspect was cooperative at first, but he then jumped up and ran out the door.

Officers followed, going northbound, until they surrounded the suspect as he was trying to jump a chain link fence.

According to McMillen, the suspect then climbed on top of a building in the 800 block of W. Malone, with nowhere to go. He was taken into custody a short time later.

The suspect was identified as Latravious Simmons.

Officers then went to Simmons' home and allegedly found two of the stolen weapons, including a military-style SKS semi-automatic rifle.

According to McMillen, officers were then led to another man, identified as Shamodre Newsom.

Newsom allegedly had three more of the weapons.

Both Simmons and Newsom were arrested and all of the stolen weapons were recovered.

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