Cassville couple facing burglary charges

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Jewelry, guns allegedly stolen during home remodel

Two Cassville residents are facing multiple burglary and drug charges after allegedly stealing items from a home on Holman Road during a remodeling project.

Charles Hughes, 37, and Barbara Hughes, 32, both of Cassville, are each facing charges of burglary, theft, theft of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Det. Doug Henry, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the home on Holman Road on Dec. 8 at 4:10 for a burglary report. The homeowner said there was an ongoing remodeling project, and one of the contractors has possibly stolen some items from the residence.

The homeowner reported three firearms, a $3,000 necklace, a new bedding set and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses were all missing, along with some other items.

Henry said via a search using Leads Online, he discovered Charles Hughes had allegedly pawned jewelry at a Cash for Gold store in Rogers, Ark. The jewelry was confirmed by the homeowner as some that was stolen from the residence.

On Dec. 9, Henry served a search warrant at the Hughes' residence on Highway 248, allegedly locating clothing, jewelry, pill bottles, bedding, a bag of makeup, suitcases and a laptop case all belonging to the victim.

Henry also said there was a baggy that tested positive for methamphetamine, pill bottles with the labels torn off and pills inside, and an assortment of pills in a trash bag.

Charles Hughes and Barbara Hughes are each being held in the Barry County jail on bonds of $15,000, and Charles Hughes has filed a motion for a bond reduction.

Both have been arraigned, and each have disposition hearings scheduled for Dec. 29 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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