The Sheriff's Office was notified at approximately 5:51 that the person who lives at the residence came home and found two unknown men at his house. The men fled the scene in a white Dodge crew cab pickup truck with Arkansas disabled veterans license plates, which was seen turning up State Highway 101 North toward Missouri.
After calling 911, the victim discovered that a .22 caliber revolver was missing, as was a quantity of cash. Sheriff's Deputies began searching the area, and the Sheriff's Dispatcher notified authorities in Ozark County and Howell County, Missouri to be looking for the vehicle.
At approximately 6:40 p.m., a U. S. Army Corp of Engineers Park Ranger spotted the suspect vehicle at the B. & C. Convenience Store in Bakersfield, Missouri and alerted law enforcement.
Deputies with the Howell County Sheriff's Office arrived first, while deputies from Ozark County and Baxter County responded to assist. The Howell County deputies detained the two suspects outside the store, with Ozark County and Baxter County deputies arriving shortly thereafter.
The .22 caliber revolver that was stolen from the residence was recovered from the suspect vehicle, as was approximately $200.
The suspects voluntarily agreed to return to Arkansas and were taken into custody and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center. Their vehicle was also towed to the Baxter County Sheriff's Office for further processing.
The two men arrested are 23-year-old Henry Nielsen (pictured, right) and 36-year-old Eric H. Guynes (left).
Both are being held in the Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond each on felony charges of residential burglary, theft of property and possession of a firearm by Certain Persons (convicted felon).
The investigation is continuing, and it is possible that additional charges related to other break-ins will be pursued.