Grandmother allegedly ripped off by her own grandson

Grandmother allegedly ripped off by her own grandson

A grandson is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of guns and jewelry from his grandmother's home.

23-year-old Cody Rounsaville is charged with residential burglary and theft greater than $25,000.  He's accused of stealing jewelry and guns from his grandmother's home on Waverly Circle.

A probable cause affidavit filed in Craighead County District Court on Thursday stated that Rounsaville broke into his grandmother's home in mid-March while no one was home.  Rounsaville's grandmother told police that her grandson was a likely suspect as he had stolen from her before but she never called police to report him.

When first interviewed by Jonesboro Police Department Investigator Mike Branscum, Rounsaville denied any knowledge of the guns that were stolen but later told police he did take some jewelry.  He eventually admitted that he did take most of the jewelry.

Among the items that were stolen were a 10-karat gold class ring, two stainless steel rings, three 10-karat gold pins and a 10-karat diamond ring.

At one point during the interview process, Rounsaville told police another person had stolen the guns from the home.  Police contacted that person and he said Rounsaville sold three guns to him because he needed money.  The court papers show Rounsaville sold three more guns to a second person.   Some of those weapons have been returned.

Cody Rounsaville is out on bond.  He's due back in court on May 30.

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