Cassville couple facing burglary charges
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.