Burglars Accused of Stealing Guns from TPD Officer's Home

April 5, 2012 by Julie Montanaro

A police officer becomes a victim of crime just days after his retirement .

David Ferrell retired from the Tallahassee Police Department last week.

Yesterday, Ferrell came home to find burglars had used a ladder to break into his home through a second story window.

Arthur and Marquiss James are now under arrest for it.

They're accused of stealing an assault rifle, a Smith and Wesson revolver and a Sig Saur from Ferrell's home.

"I was most upset knowing that three of my firearms were out on the street and worrying about somebody getting hurt with one of my weapons. In fact it worried me so bad that I didn't get a bit of sleep that night," Ferrell said.

Tallahassee Police ultimately searched an apartment on Payne Street and recovered all of Ferrell's guns and stolen ammunition.

The men's sister showed police where to find two of the guns. They were wrapped in clothes and put in a bin in a bedroom. The rifle was found in the trunk of a car parked out back.

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