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Two men face charges over camp burglary

Two suspects were arrested Monday in connection to a weekend burglary at a Lincoln County hunting camp, officials said.

     The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department arrested Devan Blount, 22, of 1887 Highway 583, and Cody Robinson, 22, of 7715 Quentin Road, Union Church, and charged both with burglary of a dwelling.

     Chief Deputy Johnny Hall said deputies recovered 10 rifles, ammunition, a crossbow, a flat screen television and a generator form the Union Church home of Robinson. All items were allegedly stolen from a hunting camp located on Homochitto Road, Hall said.

     The arrests were made after the sheriff’s Ddepartment received a tip Sunday concerning the Union Church suspect.

     On Saturday morning, Elmer Buie of Union Church called the sheriff’s department to report the burglary. Jeannie Dunn of McCall Creek contacted the sheriff’s department that evening to report further items missing.

     All items reported stolen were recovered, Hall said.

     There were two different buildings burglarized, but they were located at the same hunting camp, said Sheriff Steve Rushing.

     Hall said neither Blount or Robinson were known to have any relation or connection to the owners of the hunting camp. Hall did not know whether either of the men had any prior convictions.