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2 accused of stealing guns, possessing drugs

Archie Dakota Smith (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office) Archie Dakota Smith (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)
Nash Noah Qualls (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office) Nash Noah Qualls (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)
HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

Two men were arrested following an investigation into a burglary where guns were taken.

A news release from Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder states Harrisburg residents Archie Dakota Smith, 18, and Nash Noah Qualls, 29, were arrested on Tuesday.

Deputies were initially called to a residence outside Harrisburg in reference to a burglary. The homeowner noticed his front door was open and found several guns were stolen.

By Tuesday afternoon, deputies received information that Smith and Qualls were possible suspects.

Molder states that when deputies went to Qualls' residence, he ran through a wooded area behind his home. He was eventually arrested after the sheriff's office used their K9 to find him in the woods.

Smith was found at the residence.

Deputies also found three of the four stolen firearms, drug paraphernalia, suspected methamphetamine, and an additional handgun.

Smith was charged with residential burglary, felony theft of property, and tampering with physical evidence.

Qualls was charged with residential burglary, felony theft of property, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a firearm by certain person, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and fleeing by foot.

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