Stolen gun investigation nets seven arrests

ALMA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Seven people have been arrested in a stolen gun investigation that spanned Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties. New York State Police say three people entered a home in the Town of Alma, in September, and stole seven long guns and various electronics. Four others were arrested in connection to the incident.

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Police say 26-year-old Jamie S. Clark, of Wellsville, 18-year-old Sara Morse, of Andover and 19-year-old Bryent Scotchmer, of Wellsville, are facing burglary and possession of stolen property charges, after allegedly breaking into the home. Clark also faces a weapon charge.

During the investigation, police also arrested 25-year-old Casey J. Reynolds, of Wellsville. Reynolds allegedly had a stolen shotgun and sold it to a third party.

Police say 38-year-old Russell Irvin, of Alma, was in possession of the stolen gun that Reynolds had. Police say the serial number on the gun was defaced. In addition, Irvin is unable to have a gun because he is a convicted felon. He is criminal possession of stolen property and weapon charges.

Police also charged 18-year-old Steven Mitchell, of Wellsville, and 28-year-old Todd M. Lewis, of Great Valley, with possessing stolen guns. Lewis allegedly also had stolen electronics.

Police say all seven guns, two additional guns from other crimes, and a portion of the electronics were recovered.

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