OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says because of the actions of a theft victim, deputies were able to discover dozens of stolen guns and several rounds of ammunition.
The sheriff’s office recovered 26 stolen firearms, two hunting bows, a stolen TV and several rounds of ammunition after nearly a month-long investigation.
Officials say because the victims were diligent in their search for their property, they were able to apprehend three suspects by tracking down the serial numbers on the guns.
Deputies said they have three suspects in custody after a crime spree that allegedly spanned across Oklahoma and Lincoln counties.
According to deputies, the suspects allegedly stole weapons and jewelry from a Luther home at the end of February.
Those victims reported the stolen items to authorities as well as several local pawn and gun shops, which is where they got a break in the case.
One of those shops called the victims on March 1 to say some of the reported stolen items were in the store.
Jared Wilson is charged with receiving and concealing stolen property and four counts of possession of stolen property.
Deputies say Wilson was captured by security cameras at Southwest Bullion & Coin, trying to allegedly sell stolen jewelry.
Officials say that security footage allowed the victim to identify the items and she was also able to name Wilson as the person trying to sell them.
After Wilson was taken into custody, the two other suspects were identified and taken into custody.
Authorities say Shakil Fields is being charged with receiving and concealing stolen property and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Also, Paul Fields is charged with four counts of receiving and concealing stolen property and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The sheriff’s department says the serial numbers on the stolen items were key in this investigation and officials remind everyone to register your belongings.
They said reportit.leadsonline.com is a free secure site that can help with the process.