2 arrests in Springfield gun shop break-in

UPDATE @ 3:15 p.m. (Sept. 11):

An adult and teen were arrested after they were accused of breaking into Buck Creek Carry Out in Springfield overnight.

Jerome Wood Jr., 28, pleaded not guilty to a breaking and entering charge and also has two assault charges pending.  A 17-year-old also is being held in juvenile detention.

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Owner, Sharon Eldridge, says the suspects were in the store that afternoon asking questions about guns and handling some weapons. She thinks they may have been casing the place.

Eldridge locks up each gun in the store every night in a gun safe, so in incidents like this guns can't get in the hands of bad people, she said.

Investigators said the suspects threw a rock at the store’s window before climbing through into the store around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.


Authorities responded to the Buck Creek Carry Out gun shop for a possible burglary that occurred early Tuesday.

Initial reports indicate officials responded to the business, located at 30001 Mechanicsburg Road, just after 1 a.m. for a burglary alarm.

Further scanner traffic revealed that two alleged burglars, both wearing hoodies with one carrying a blue and black backpack, were seen leaving the gun shop on foot.

We are working to learn more and will update this story as details become available.

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