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$100K in stolen property including passports, guns and electronics found during Columbus arrest

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 22:08:34-05

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Two people have been arrested and more than $100,000 in stolen property has been uncovered as part of an ongoing investigation in Columbus. 

Officers were called to the 2800 block of Riverside Drive earlier this month for a report of a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived they found Brian Stewart, 35, and Norma Holley, 34, sitting in a vehicle filled with miscellaneous property. After determining the couple did not have permission to be on the property, both were taken into custody. 

During the course of their investigation officers uncovered more than $100,000 in property, 70 syringes, methamphetamine and guns.

The property was found both inside the vehicle and in a garage at the couple's home. 

The stolen items were traced back to burglaries in at least 7 cities including Columbus, Edinburgh, Franklin, Seymour, Freetown, Whiteland and Rensselaer. 

The items recovered included:

  • Social security cards
  • Passports
  • Mail
  • Tools
  • Lawn Equipment
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Guns
  • TVs

Both Holley and Stewart face the following charges:

  • Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device (Level 6 Felony)
  • Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6  Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Level 6 Felony)
  • Receiving Stolen Auto Parts (Level 6 Felony)
  • Theft (Level 6 Felony)
  • Possession of a Handgun without a license (Misdemeanor)
  • Trespass (Misdemeanor)
  • Conversion

The crimes remain under investigation by the Columbus Police Department and additional criminal charges are likely. 

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