Four people were arrested after several items, including firearms, were stolen from the Stonewood Police Department Monday.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday, members of the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force received information that there has been a burglary at the Stonewood Police Department. Several items were stolen, including firearms, according to a news release from the Bridgeport Police Department.
At approximately 2:45 p.m., an undercover operation was organized and three firearms, along with controlled substances, were purchased in the East View area of Clarksburg. Police said all three guns were confirmed to have been stolen from the Stonewood Police Department.
The suspect was then followed to a local pawn shop where he purchased an additional handgun. Police approached the suspect in the parking lot as he was conducting a drug deal with another person. Police said both men were taken into custody.
James David Lyon, Jr., 30, was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute hydrocodone and Dominic Sutherlin, 27, was arrested on one count of distribution of a controlled substance and three counts of transferring of stolen firearms.
Sutherlin is currently in the North Central Regional Jail.
Police said the Harrison County Sheriff's Department was notified and their investigators responded to the scene to assist. As a result of further investigation, officials were able to negotiate an additional undercover operation and a short barreled 12 gauge shotgun, also found to be stolen from the Stonewood Police Department, was purchased from an individual in the Broad Oaks section of Clarksburg.
The undercover office also found the individual in possession of an additional pistol and the Harrison County Sheriff's Department attempted to apprehend the individual, resulting in a foot pursuit. The individual, and his girlfriend, were taken into custody. The woman was also found in possession of a handgun. Police said both firearms were discovered to have been stolen.
Police said after several interviews and searches were conducted, additional stolen guns and other items from the Stonewood Police Department were recovered.