Investigation into gun incident continues

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Officials are still investigating an incident in which a Berryville High School student allegedly brought a stolen gun to school three weeks ago, Berryville Police Department Lt. Robert Bartos said Monday.

"We're still where we were last week," Bartos said.

Last week, Bartos reported that four stolen guns were recovered as part of the investigation.

The students who allegedly brought the gun to school and another student alleged to have been involved in stealing several guns from a local pawn shop were arrested on gun-related charges Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Bartos said six guns were stolen from the pawn shop.

Bartos said on Oct. 29 that one student was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm on school grounds, and another student was charged with felony theft of firearms and burglary. Because the students are juveniles, Bartos said he could not release their identities.

Marilyn Ferrier, who works with the Carroll County Circuit Clerk's office, said the students went before a judge on Nov. 6 and were ordered to remain in the Benton County Juvenile Detention Center. Ferrier said the students were scheduled to have another hearing on Friday, Nov. 13. On Monday, Ferrier said she hadn't received any documents in relation to the case.

A representative from the Carroll County Circuit Judge's office confirmed Monday that the hearing took place but said no further information is available at this time.

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