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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  • by craig Location: tally on Apr 7, 2012 at 01:09 PM
    I agree all races have room to improve but its a fact that black males are .6 percent of population and do the bulk of all crime. If my race was doing the most crime .stealing murder robberies and killing each other then we would be profiled . That's the truth. That's why they act like they act .nobody is teaching them or mentoring them.
  • by sue on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:13 PM
    Thugs, thieves, cowards (like people that post racist statements on this website), welfare recipients and rapist come in all colors and all black people do not encourage others to have children. All races of people have room for improvement.
  • by Barry on Apr 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM
    If I had a stool sample it would look just like these fine young males.
  • by Anonymous Location: Transgender on Apr 6, 2012 at 07:33 PM
    Is that funny name one a boy or a girl
  • by ray Location: tally on Apr 6, 2012 at 03:58 PM
    They so dumb when Obama past the health care law. They flooded hospitals across this country. Saying they had free healthcare. It's was unreal. Yet the media said zero bout it. They so dumb
  • by john Location: tally on Apr 6, 2012 at 03:52 PM
    Blacks want to call others racist. Lol. Question. ? When blacks vote do they for the best candidate. ? No you vote which ever person is black..When o.j Simpson was aquited. Blacks was dancing and laughing. Guess what other races are sick and tired of you and your racist attitudes and the fact that blacks do 85 percent of all crime and 65 percent all violent crime..I will vote by color from now on to..
  • by Mindy Location: Tallahassee on Apr 6, 2012 at 03:20 PM
    No but I wish I HAD kept mine in a safe and maybe it wouldn't have been stolen. Someone broke into my home one evening before I got home from work and stole a Walther pistol. Not only was it valuable, but it was a safety measure in my home. My gun was taken by the very thing it was there to protect me from...THUGS. Unless you need it handy so you can quickly grab it if needed (which was my plan) then I would suggest a safe. And of course, gun safety education for all household members.
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      by Crunchy Fetus on Apr 6, 2012 at 09:18 PM in reply to Mindy
      Are you by any chance a retired cop?
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      by If you are going to divert, divert to the truth on Apr 7, 2012 at 01:21 AM in reply to Mindy
      I wish we did not hire and pay women a monthly salary to to breed out of wedlock fatherless children (criminals) and then maybe your gun would not have gotten stolen. End Welfare.
  • by Hammer Location: Tally on Apr 6, 2012 at 12:57 PM
    How dumb do you have to be to boost a cops house?
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      by Webnellie on Apr 6, 2012 at 09:09 PM in reply to Hammer
      How dumb do you have to be to not lock your guns secure enough so they don't get boosted? Especially a cop?
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        by Dee on Apr 7, 2012 at 10:14 AM in reply to Webnellie
        Hey, nice way to blame the victim, and try to divert attention from the lowly, despicable act of stealings other people's belongings because you're too lazy to get a job.
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        by Dumber than dirt... on Apr 9, 2012 at 04:45 AM in reply to Webnellie
        What good is a locked up gun if you need it quickly.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 at 05:50 AM in reply to Webnellie
        The guns were locked...inside the house.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM
    I wonder if this was the burglary that took place Wednesday in one of the neighborhoods off of Hartsfield Rd. Came home from work Wednesday afternoon and there were at LEAST 7 cop cars all around in the neigborhood!
  • by Ryan Location: Tally on Apr 6, 2012 at 09:58 AM
    People aren't racist. Its just a fact. Most of these black kids have no fathers in their lives. Its a statistical fact. And there is a strong correlation between fatherless kids and criminal behavior. Begs the question why the rest of us (including many hard working blacks) have to pay taxes to support all of these welfare babies who grow up to steal kill and destroy.
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