Officials search for weapon following burglary

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for one of the weapons believed to have been discarded by two burglary suspects Thursday.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, Elmer Mills and Teddy Mulkey, who were arrested following a burglary and police chase, told detectives that they stole a small caliber handgun and a small assault rifle from the home of John and Amanda Carter of 2815 County Road 115, Chesapeake.

The two told detectives that they threw the weapons from a van window during the police chase while they were still in Ohio, according to the sheriff’s office. The chase ended in Huntington, W.Va.

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After an extensive search Friday, deputies found the assault rifle. Officials are still looking for the handgun, the release states.

“Anyone who happens upon this weapon is urged not to touch it and to call the sheriff’s office immediately,” Sheriff Jeff Lawless said.

Mulkey and Mills are charged with aggravated burglary, felonious assault, and fleeing and eluding an officer. A third suspect has not been arrested.