Two men arrested in Macon gun theft case

lmorris@macon.comNovember 24, 2013 

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misreported the charges against two suspects in a break-in last week at Classic Firearms in Macon. Shamarko Treyvonne Newson was charged with first-degree burglary; willful obstruction of law enforcement, misdemeanor; a State Court bench warrant; purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana; simple battery and a probation violation. Joshua Logan was charged with first-degree burglary. Below is a corrected version of the story.

Two men were charged Saturday with burglary regarding the break-in last week at Classic Firearms in Macon.

Shamarko Treyvonne Newson Jr., 17, was charged with first-degree burglary; willful obstruction of law enforcement, misdemeanor; a state court bench warrant; purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana; simple battery and a probation violation, according to a news release from the Macon Police Department.

Joshua Logan, 19, who was “uncooperative with the officers while being cuffed,” was charged with first-degree burglary, the release stated.

According to Bibb County jail records, Logan is from Forsyth and Newson lives on Travis Boulevard.

About 12:15 a.m. Thursday four men bashed their way into the Bibb County gun shop at 5854 Columbus Road. They made off with eight AR-15 rifles and more than 50 handguns valued at more than $60,000.

Macon police officers learned from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office that two people of interest in the theft were seen Saturday morning in the Precinct 4 area, the release stated.

After photos of two subjects were distributed, Logan and Newson were spotted in the 3400 block of Travis Boulevard by Macon police officers and its strike team.

Officers got a search warrant and “numerous firearms were discovered” inside a house on Travis Boulevard.

Both men were taken into custody and taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.

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