OREGON COUNTY -- Three people are facing charges in connection with the break-in at Outback Gun and Pawn south of Mammoth Spring around midnight Dec. 4.
Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said entry was gained to the building through a door on the north side of the business.
Ward Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis and officer Jamie Turnbough, Fulton County Sheriff's Deputies James Humphrey and Brad Schaufler and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents conducted the investigation.
An unidentified Alton man and two Thayer people, Matthew Bradley, 37, and Kamala D. Crone, 36, are expected to be charged. Bradley and Crone are being held in Oregon County jail, according to a news release from Ward said he expects federal charges to be filed this week. Fulton County Sheriff's Department said it is expected to file charges also.
Ward said the charges will stem from a controlled buy set up with the assistance of the Missouri Highway Patrol and the South Central Drug Task Force at which 16 rifles, 12 pistols, ammunition and other items believed to be stolen in the break-in were discovered.
Bradley and Crone are expected to be charged as convicted felons in possession of firearms, interstate transportation of firearms, burglary and stealing firearms from a federal licensed firearms dealer. Ward said the charges should come this week.