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Pawn shop owner helps catch a man suspected of selling stolen guns

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Eleven stolen guns and other electronics connected to thefts in five counties are recovered at a pawn shop in Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Police arrested two people in connection with the stolen items, one with the help of the pawn shop owner.

All sorts of items are brought to the Williamsburg Fast Cash to be sold or pawned, but not all items are welcome.

"We don't want stolen stuff, and we are going to do what we can to try to keep it away from here," said owner James Gregg.

Earlier this week , he was contacted by the Williamsburg Police. They told him, several guns in his shop were stolen.

The guns are all connected to different burglaries in five counties, but ended up in this pawn shop.

Gregg says police asked him to call if Jason Graves, a person who sold some of the guns to the pawn shop, came back into his store to pawn some more guns.

When Graves came back to the store, the owner brought him inside.

"I told one of my guys as he was walking by me to go outside and lock the door behind me. So we trapped him in," said Gregg.

Once police arrived, Graves was arrested and charged with four counts of receiving a stolen fire arm and ten counts of a convicted felon in possession of a fire arm.

James Bryant was arrested later Thursday night. He is charged with one count of receiving stolen property.

Additional arrests are pending.

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