Two have court appearances after gun shop burglary

PORT HADLOCK — Two men have been arrested and had court appearances in connection with the burglary and theft of 14 firearms from the Bare Arms gun store.

All the firearms were recovered, Jefferson County Undersheriff Tony Hernandez said. The store is at 67-B Oak Bay Road.

Christopher S. Moilanen, 19, of Nordland and Ricky Lee Brown Jr., 20, of Port Hadlock were arrested Tuesday on investigation of first degree burglary and 14 counts of theft of a firearm, Hernandez said.

Moilanen pleaded innocent Wednesday in Jefferson County Superior Court to one count of second-degree burglary and six counts of theft of a firearm.

Brown made his first appearance in court Wednesday, and is scheduled to be arraigned April 25 on charges of second-degree burglary and six counts of theft of a firearm.

Deputies investigated surveillance video of the thieves and their car, and Deputy Scott Boyd found the car on Monday.

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