Police say burglary suspect slipped through security bars | Crime
Police say security bars on the door of a local pawn shop couldn’t keep a burglar out. But, jail bars might keep him in.
Darryn Keith Wren, 26, of Newport was arrested Wednesday. He’s accused of burglarizing Newport Gold and Pawn, 100 Third St.
According to Lt. Patrick Weatherford, Wren was captured on store surveillance video breaking out the store’s front door with a brick on Sunday, August 18.
Wren then climbed through the security bars of the door to gain entry, the report stated.
“The bars on the door were spaced eight to nine inches apart,” Weatherford said.
Once inside the store, the suspect stole three handguns.
On Wednesday, August 28, police received a tip on Wren’s possible whereabouts. Officers were able to locate and arrest him without incident, Weatherford stated.
Wren was taken to the Jackson County Detention Center where he was interviewed and confessed to breaking into the business, the report stated.
Wren is currently being held in the Jackson County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on Friday where he is expected to be charged with commercial burglary, criminal mischief, and theft of property.
Weatherford said the business has since upgraded its security to reduce the likelihood of a similar break-in.
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