UNION PARISH, La. - (2/26/2018) Detectives with the Union Parish Sheriff's Office, Marion Police, and the Union County Sheriff's Office worked together to arrest two men they say burglarized several homes in the area.
According to the press release, 21 year old Nathan of Huttig, and 27 year old Ethan Lee Creeekmore of Hamburg are facing nine counts of theft of firearms and three counts of simple burglary. Investigators say more charges could come.
Detectives say all nine firearms, including four antique Browning shotguns, were taken from a home in Union Parish. Police in Marion say two house there were burglarized. The items missing included televisions, prescription medications, clothing, shoes, and automotive lubricants.
UPSO is also investigating a possible hit and run involving the two men in a possibly stolen pickup. Deputies say shots were fired in that incident, but no one was hurt.
Below is the full press release sent from the Union Parish Sheriff's Office:
Union Parish sheriff’s detectives, Marion police and Union County sheriff’s deputies participated in the arrest of two Arkansas men on burglary and theft of firearms charges in Louisiana and possible other charges in Arkansas.
In Union Parish, Nathan Kingrey Jr., 21, of Huttig, and Ethan Lee Creekmore, 27, of Hamburg, were booked into the parish detention center Feb. 22 on three counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and nine counts each of theft of firearms. Total bonds on each were set at $115,000.
Sheriff Dusty Gates and Marion Police Chief Mark Dodd reported that one of the burglaries, where the guns were taken, occurred in the parish while the other two occurred inside Marion’s corporate limits.
The first burglary was reported Feb. 6 and the two in Marion on Feb. 7.
Gates said the victim of the first burglary had left his house early in the morning and when he returned four hours later he found items strewn across his yard and house. The victim said he was missing nine firearms including four antique Browning shotguns.
Missing items from the two houses in Marion included clothes, shoes, jewelry, prescription medications, televisions, and jugs of oil and diesel additive for use in log trucks.
Gates said that one of the victims, in an attempt to recover some of his own stolen items, met up with Kingrey and Creekmore at a Union County residence where the victim recognized the pair of shoes being worn by Kingrey as his. He reported that Kingrey pulled the shoes off and gave them back.
Later at another residence where the victim had followed Kingrey and Creekmore, the white GMC pickup reportedly used in the burglaries, bumped the front end of the victim’s Ford F-150 and sped off. The UPSO report noted that five shots were fired from the GMC. No one was injured. Union County was investigating this incident.
UPSO reported that some items taken in the burglaries have been recovered including three of the four antique Browning shotguns.
Union Parish detectives also reported that the GMC pickup was stolen from Ashley County, Ark.
Anyone with any information about these burglaries is asked to call UPSO, Marion police or the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation is continuing.
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