NEW INFO: Guns Stolen From Neuse Sports Shop

An arsenal of guns was retrieved, before it had a chance to make its way onto the streets of one Eastern Carolina city.

Kinston police say they recovered 49 guns and 37 boxes of ammo after a sports shop was broken into Monday morning. That's enough firepower to arm a platoon of soldiers.

Police say they got an alarm call around 1:15 a.m. Monday to the Neuse Sports Shop on Highway 70. Police say while they were checking the building they encountered two men wearing masks and carrying backpacks. Both men ran, and after officers set up a perimeter and used a K-9 they caught one of the men.

Police say they caught 17-year-old Rahsaan Williams, along with recovering three backpacks which contained the stolen weapons and ammo.

Authorities are still looking to two more people in the break-in.


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Police have arrested one person suspected of stealing guns from the Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston.

Officials say they responded to the alarm at the shop on East New Bern Rd. in Kinston around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. Police found the business had been broken into and firearms were stolen.

Police say they tracked down a suspect and recovered the stolen guns. The suspect is in custody. That person's name has not been released.

Kinston Police said they anticipated releasing more information about the case later Monday morning.


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  • by COLLECTOR Location: LENOIR COUNTY on Aug 14, 2010 at 03:29 PM
    Neuse Sport Shop has stopped selling handguns due to their last breakend accvording to workers in their gun department.I stop by there every time I head to the beach and have enjoyed looking and buying many handguns from there.Now I will keep on to Newport's gun shop or the one in Morehead as the both sell what I like and want to buy!I'm sure the outher local gun dealers will enjoy the extra business.
  • by to blah on Aug 2, 2010 at 08:19 PM
    Anyone with any morals and any decent "hometraining" knows that what your "homie" did was absolutely wrong. Remember, everything that happens at night, comes out in the light. He was just the unlucky one (for him) who got caught. Wait til he rolls over on the others (and he will). I will personally go to court when he is there just to watch him squirm. Of course I will probably also be able to watch him get another slap on the wrist, that's the unfortunate part. What you folks don't understand is that we are sick and tired of you thinking you have the right to do whatever you want to. Your buddy is gonna run up on the wrong person, and it's gonna be all over but the crying.....
  • by ktown Location: kinston on Aug 2, 2010 at 07:53 PM
    Dear, anonymous. I think the police dept. Did a very good job keeping all the firearms off the street of your town. If your not satisfied get out there and do it your self and we will see how you do.
  • by to blah on Aug 2, 2010 at 07:02 PM
    Good thing that wasn't my business. Your buddy would have seen the wrong end of one those handguns. I will do everything, EVERYTHING to protect my family and my property. And in NC that means everything....When you see your buddy on visitation day, be sure and tell him how lucky he really is. Oh and by the way, there is a good possibility that I could be on the jury for this punk, so I guess I really can judge him can't I?
  • by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2010 at 06:56 PM
    I wish Kinston could get leadership and some how protect it's decent citizens from the dang low-lifes. To be fair there is a certain "element" in every city that knows no other way than to expect to steal anything they can, That is their profession in life. They walk during the day to come back and steal out your yard, car, house or store. There are good hardworking citizens there who don't deserve for the whole town to be labeled bad. Just like everywhere else, there is crime.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2010 at 06:38 PM
    How would I determine who's good and who's bad? Wouldn't take but one look.....And they would have a hard time running a campaign on me, wouldn't last long. THAT'S HOW I ROLL!!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2010 at 06:01 PM
    Anonymous@12:37PM should not the criminals be locked up in a safe.Sounds like good sense to me.
  • by To blah: from me on Aug 2, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    I was raised that a person is judged by their character and actions thru life. He commited a crime and should have known better. I don't know what or who forced him to do this, but he should have been man enough to walk away. When will people stop using excuses and be "man" enough to accept the results of their actions. But, he will be another burden on the system instead of being a productive member of society. As for being ignorant; isn't that the pot calling the kettle black?
  • by Dropping Knowledge Location: Ktown on Aug 2, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    If one hand gun can get someone 5 years in prison. I'm assuming this dude gets at least twentyfive years of prison time.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2010 at 04:46 PM
    To Blah Are you kidding me 49 handguns and 37 boxes of amo that could have wound up on the streets and you call that a little thing. Give Me A Break! It is your kind of additude that you and your homie's have that says you can commit the crime and it is a little thing. Grow up. I hope this kid pulls time for this because the end result could have been deadly!
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