Tahlequah Daily Press

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June 21, 2012

Two men charged in theft of trailer, guns

TAHLEQUAH — Prosecutors have filed charges against two area men after an investigation into stolen trailer and firearms.

Samuel D. Fisher, 32, is charged with second-degree burglary for breaking into Jason Hackworth’s home and taking four guns, and with knowingly concealing stolen property for hiding a 16-foot trailer that had been stolen from Rick Prewitt in April.

Lewis Gifford Davis is also charged with knowingly concealing stolen property.

Charges follow a joint investigation by Tahlequah police and Cherokee County sheriff’s investigators.

Tahlequah officers on May 17 recovered a stolen trailer, which led to Fisher and Davis. The two said one trailer had been stolen and scrapped for money. They reportedly borrowed a trailer so they could scrap from other places around the county. Investigators said Fisher and Lewis told them they usually ask owners for scrap metal, but sometimes go to local homes and take it.

Investigators said Fisher also admitted, during an interview, that he had broken into a home and stolen four guns, then took them to Lewis’ house. Lewis allegedly told investigators the guns were still at his home when he was being interviewed.

Detectives went to the home and recovered four guns.

Second-degree burglary is punishable by two to seven years in prison, while knowingly concealing stolen property is punishable by not more than five years in state prison, or not more than a year in a county jail, and/or a fine not to exceed $500.

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