Convicted Felon Arrested After Calling 911 To Report Stolen Guns

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VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Van Buren police were tipped off that a convicted felon was in possession of firearms by the man himself, who called 911 to report his guns had been stolen on Monday (Sept. 5).

James Whitson Davis, 75, of Van Buren, reported that he thought a lady whom he’d hired to clean his home had stolen five guns from him, according to a department press release.

However Davis, who was convicted of a felony, is not allowed to own or possess firearms.

After Davis’ call, officers searched a search warrant on his home, the release states. There detectives found 12 additional firearms and 9 boxes of ammunition.

Davis was taken to the Crawford County Detention Center and is facing charges possession of firearms by a convicted felon, which is a class D felony.

As he was being transported to the jail, Davis told officers, “I’ll just get more [guns] because I’m not living in that house without one.”


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