Two Magoffin County men were arrested Saturday night and police are pursuing warrants for two more suspects as an investigation into a burglary case continues.
Brandon Clay Patrick and Benjamin Simmons were taken into custody by the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 8 p.m. on Far Middle Fork.
According to Magoffin County Sheriff Bob Jordan, the two men are suspected in the burglary of a Cow Creek residence belonging to Roy Alsept.
Both men were lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on charges of third degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking, jail records showed.
Sheriff Jordan said a shotgun, a video game console, and 25 games were taken during the burglary.
When police were arresting Patrick and Simmons, two other male suspects escaped on a four-wheeler.
Sheriff Jordan said the fleeing suspects dropped a bag that contained the game console, valued at $400. The shotgun and games were not recovered.
The sheriff’s department was in the process of obtaining warrants Wednesday for the other suspects, the sheriff said.
Jordan also suggested residents secure their homes, cars, and all storage buildings as burglaries in the county continue to be a frequent occurance.
He also said neighbors should look out for neighbors by watching each other’s property as a protective measure against thieves.