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Trio arrested, charged in burglary

By submitted, 04/27/18 9:36 AM

Hempstead County Sheriff's Department

HOPE РOn April 23, at approximately 11:50 a.m., HCSO Deputies were dispatched to 3865 Highway 278 West in reference to someone breaking into a residence.  After an investigation three suspects have been charged with residential burglary in connection with the burglary and theft from the residence.

Steven Horace Askew, 48, John David Nelson, 21, and Fredrick Thomas, 24, all of Hope, are awaiting their first appearance in court in the Hempstead County Detention Center on charges of residential burglary and theft of property.

The property taken in the burglary a Thompson center fire muzzleloader, two Browning rifles, two shotguns, and a Matthews crossbow have been located by Deputies and will be returned to the owner as soon as possible.