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Great Bend Man Arrested, Stolen Guns Recovered

Alex RothOn December 2, authorities in Rush County received a report of a burglary and theft involving several stolen firearms according to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir.

Information was shared with various law enforcement agencies in central Kansas. Based on the vehicle descriptions shared by Rush County, Barton County detectives were able to develop suspect information.

One of the suspect vehicles was located in the city of Great Bend. It was placed under surveillance. A search warrant was later executed at that location, but was not fruitful.

On December 3, in the early afternoon hours, Barton County Sheriff's Office detectives stopped a suspicious vehicle west of the city of Great Bend on SW 20th Road. After contacting the driver of the vehicle, Sheriff's Officers discovered one of the stolen firearms. Another five firearms were located in southern Russell County from the same burglary.

Arrested at the scene was 26-year-old Alex Roth of Great Bend. Roth was placed under arrest on the Rush County burglary and theft charges and released to Rush County.

(Information and photo courtesy Barton County Sheriff's Office.)

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