Boone County Sheriff Danny Hickman reports that as a result of a continuing investigation surrounding the recovered weapons found on 11/04/2011 in a field across from Keener Lane, two suspects were arrested today.
A witness saw two suspects carrying the stolen guns, which were from a nearby residence, that lead to the recovery and investigation. A search warrant was executed at the Michael Collins residence located on Sansing Hollow Road. Michael Collins along with his brother John Collins, Jr. was arrested during the execution of this search warrant.
Michael Collins is being charged for the offense of residential burglary and theft of property. John Collins, Jr. is being charged for felony theft by receiving and both Collins are being held at the Boone County Jail. Cassie Collins who is the wife of Michael was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the time of the arrests and was allowed to post bond on those charges.
Sheriff Hickman indicated that the investigation is still on-going and it is anticipated that additional arrests may be made.