Man arraigned after reporting stolen property

Man arraigned after reporting stolen property

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A Blytheville man arrested on a weapons charge was arraigned in court Monday.

Blytheville police responded to the 1900-block of Chickasawba Street on March 24 at around 11:30 pm in reference to a burglary, according to a report.

Police spoke with L.C. Kirby, 50, who said someone he knew kicked in his door, stole a crossbow and ran toward the alleged suspect's house.

Police went to where the alleged suspect lived and found several long-guns in the yard.

Kirby said the guns were his. He told police the guns were handed down to him from his father and that he used them for rabbit hunting.

The guns were then returned to Kirby.

The reports says that several days later, an investigator who is familiar with Kirby reviewed the incident report.

The investigator confirmed Kirby has at least one felony conviction out of Ohio.

A search warrant was issued on Kirby's home to recover the weapons because of his felony conviction.

Officers recovered all firearms returned to him in the earlier incident and an AK-47 pistol.

Kirby was charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons.

Officers took Kirby to the Blytheville Police Department to meet with an investigator on April 21.

Kirby told police he put the guns under his bed and had not touched them since.

He was held at the Mississippi County Sheriff's Office and given a temporary bond of $10,000 by a judge on April 22.

He appeared in Blytheville District Court Monday for a probable cause hearing for the firearm charge and was released.

He is due back in court May 31.

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