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Fayette County man accused of stealing cash, firearms

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Deputies in Fayette County arrested a man in connection with burglary in Mount Hope where 30 firearms were stolen along with $8,000 in cash, jewelry, and a flat screen TV.

The burglary took place at a residence on Pack's Branch Road in Mount Hope. The crime was reported on Sunday when the homeowners returned from vacation.

On Tuesday, deputies received a tip to the possible location of the stolen items. A search warrant was obtained fora residence in the Mount Hope area. According to Sheriff Mike Fridley, "deputies recovered 20 of the stolen firearms,  the television,  a portion of the jewelry and a portion of the collectible money."

Jonathan Adkins, 34, of Mount Hope was charged with burglary and grand larceny. Since Adkins is a convicted felon, he was charged with 20 counts of being a prohibited person in possession of firearms.

Adkins was taken to Southern Regional Jail pending an arraignment hearing.

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