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3 jailed for burglary, 11 guns recovered


LIVINGSTON — Polk County sheriff's deputies arrested three suspects for burglary of a home in the Wilson Lakes subdivision after an alert neighbor spotted suspicious activity and called 9-1- 1. The neighbor's property was also recovered. On Monday, Aug. 5, an alert citizen in the Wilson Lake Estates Subdivision spotted a suspicious vehicle parked in the roadway adjacent to his neighbors' home during the afternoon. The hood was up on the vehicle and no one was around. Knowing his neighbor was at work and there had been a rash of thefts and burglaries in the area, he approached the vehicle and observed a white female and white male walk up carrying armloads of rifles and shotguns. The suspects jumped in the vehicle and fled down Wilson Lake Estates Road. The witness then saw a third suspect fleeing on foot from the front yard area of the residence. The witness was able to give responding deputies the license number of the suspect vehicle and, after several hours of searching the Indian Springs area, all three burglary suspects and their vehicle were located. At the time detectives issued the press release, they believed all of the stolen property had been recovered. A total of 11 rifles and shotguns were located along with a large amount of ammunition. A fourth subject was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm. During the sweep of the Indian Springs, another subject was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant. Due to the quick action of the concerned neighbor, Sheriff's Office Investigators are in the process of clearing several property related crimes in and around the Indian Springs area. Richard Gagnon Jr., Katrina Robin Barnes, and Adam Scott Horn, all from Indian Springs, were arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation. Phillip Joseph Farrell of Indian Springs was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Timothy Allen Smith of Indian Springs was arrested on an outstanding felony theft warrant. All five subjects were booked into the Polk County Jail. As the investigation continues further criminal charges could be filed.


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