Mitchell man arrested for burglary
A Mitchell man was arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into a house and stealing a coin purse and three guns.
Dashawn Cox, 23, is charged with first-degree burglary, three counts of grand theft of more than $1,000 and less than or equal to $2,500, possessing a firearm after a violent crime conviction and resisting arrest.
At 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, Mitchell police responded to a call about a residential burglary in the 300 block of West Fifth Avenue. When they arrived at the scene, Cox reportedly ran two blocks north, where he was found under an abandoned vehicle.
Cox then allegedly ran away again and was detained nearby, at which point police reportedly found in his pocket a coin purse stolen from the residence.
Three shotguns also taken from the residence were found in a dumpster nearby, and footprints leading in and out of the back door of the house were reportedly found.
According to court documents, Cox was convicted of aggravated assault in 2014. If found in possession of a firearm within 15 years after his conviction, he could be charged with a Class 6 felony.
If convicted on all counts, Cox could be sentenced to up to 34 years in prison.