PAULS VALLEY, Okla. - More than a dozen guns were stolen from a Pauls Valley home this week.
The thieves clearly made themselves right at home.
Sometime during their stay they ate a carton of ice-cream.
Police said whoever ransacked the home did a pretty good job cleaning up, but when Greg Hendrix stopped by to check on his parents’ house it took him just seconds to realize someone had broken in.
“Got right here and saw this chalky stuff on the floor and looked, saw the gun safe was gone and went straight back outside and called 911,” Hendrix said.
Along with 14 guns, about $5,000 dollars’ worth of silver bars were snatched.
His parents car, TV and mom’s jewelry were also stolen.
“The family heirloom stuff. That`s the worst. Irreplaceable,” Hendrix said.
Apparently, the thieves had an appetite for more than just precious memories.
Hendrix said they stole every bit of meat in the fridge, but left all the veggies.
Investigators said the stolen car led them to 32-year-old Jarrett Johnson in Lone Grove.
He was arrested the very next day.
“He was a familiar face to us. In fact just a few months ago I arrested Mr. Johnson again in Lone Grove for a stolen vehicle from up here,” Derrick Jolley, the Pauls Valley Assistant Police Chief, said.
Officers are still searching for one other person.
As they look, Hendrix is left asking how could someone take from honest, hardworking people.
“Even though this is not my home I feel violated. It`s scary,” Hendrix said.
The homeowners were out of town on vacation.
It is unclear right now if the suspects know the victims.
Police said this case has led them to stolen property from at least three other burglaries.
This investigation has also landed several other people behind bars for outstanding warrants and drug charges.