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Police: Men took guns, fishing poles from home

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James Collett (Source: Brown County Jail) James Collett (Source: Brown County Jail)
GEORGETOWN, OH (FOX19) -

Three men are facing charges after police say they took guns and fishing poles from a home in Brown County.

On Sept. 15, the Brown County Sheriff's Office took a report of a burglary from a residence on Old A&P Road near Higgingsport.

The victim stated that her son, James Collett, and two of his friends were at her residence earlier that day.  The victim tracked her son to a residence in Bethel where she confronted him about the burglary but he refused to cooperate. 

Bethel Police Department was called to the scene and the stolen items from the burglary were recovered.  Items included four shotguns, a .22 caliber revolver, two crossbows, miscellaneous medications and numerous fishing poles.

The Bethel Police Department arrested James Collett, 28, of Hamersville, on several outstanding warrants unrelated to the burglary, including Non-support, Passing Bad Checks and Failure to Appear.  He was transported to the Brown County Adult Detention Center, where he remains incarcerated on the unrelated charges. 

The Brown County Sheriff's Office Investigation Unit questioned Collett concerning the Burglary, and he revealed that the two other individuals with him during the Burglary were Kevin Hartness, 27, of Bethel, and Jimmy Harding, 21, of New Richmond.

Interviews with all three suspects by the Brown County Sheriff's Office Investigation Unit resulted in three confessions to the Burglary.  The Brown County Sheriff's Office will be presenting charges of Burglary and felony Theft of Firearms against Kevin Hartness and James Collett and Complicity to Burglary and Theft against Jimmy Harding. 

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