A third man has been arrested in connection with a burglary that occurred last month in Beatrice.

Joshua L. May, 28, was arrested on a warrant and is charged with burglary, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a stolen firearm.

While serving the warrant on May, they conducted a search of his person and found a substance determined to be methamphetamine and the additional charge is pending.

The burglary occurred Friday, Oct. 13 at a residence on Mary Street.

Early that morning, a victim said he was in the bathroom when he heard a noise and saw two subjects in his garage, police said. He ran to the front door and saw that his AR15 was missing from the couch in his living room and a CO2 gun was missing from his garage.

Police said the victim chased the subjects and caught up with them while they were getting into a dark colored Mercury or Ford SUV and was able to get a partial plate number.

One of the responding police officers remembered a car that matched the description at a Paddock Street home in Beatrice.

Police went to the address and saw the vehicle, a green Mercury Mountaineer, parked behind the residence and saw a male subject run from the backyard.

The owner of the vehicle was contacted and said that she had loaned the vehicle to three men she knew, police said. Police spoke with the homeowner and said that Chance A. Thigpen, 19, was in the basement of the home.

He allegedly told police that he went with three men to break into a house and was placed under arrest.

Around two weeks later, Logan A. Retherford, 18, was the second man arrested related to the burglary on a charge of aiding and abetting a class 2 felony.

May’s bond was set at $25,000 with a 10 percent deposit.

  

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