ST. GEORGE – A St. George man was arrested on Monday in connection with the Dec. 20 burglary and theft of several high-end handguns from Dixie Gun & Fish at 1094 E. Tabernacle St.
According to the probable cause statement, St. George Police arrested Jordan Russell Edwards, 30, of St. George, on Dec. 23, after he turned himself in at the police department.
Entry was made into the business by prying open the metal cage on the front door and then breaking the glass door. A glass gun case was then broken and eight Kimber handguns were taken. Police found and collected as evidence what appeared to be blood on a piece of the broken glass from the gun case, according to the statement.
Video surveillance was obtained that showed a single adult male entering the store and breaking the glass gun case.
On Dec. 23, St. George Police Detective Choli Ence received information from the brother of the suspect which led to Edwards turning himself in. Edwards acknowledged cutting his hand during the break in but said he could not remember everything that happened because he was high on prescription pills, according to the statement.
Prior to turning himself in, Edward’s parents found five of the stolen guns under his bed mattress and Edwards had turned over three of the guns to his brother. All of the stolen guns were recovered and there are no other suspects, Ence said.
Edwards is currently being held on two separate felony counts of burglary and theft of a firearm along with a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. Bail stands at $16,850.
Persons charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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