MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Another suspect has been charged in the burglary of a cache of weapons from a Whitehaven home.
The burglary occurred on the 1300-block of Mary Jane Avenue off Elvis Presley Blvd on May 23. Stolen from the home were 23 handguns, 21 rifles, and two lockboxes with personal items, including 10 gold and silver pocket watches. The estimated value of the stolen goods is over $35,000.
Memphis police received information that 29-year-old Michael Wilson was involved in the burglary. Wilson was taken into custody and gave a statement to burglary investigators.
According to the police affidavit, Wilson stated he rode to the victim's home with 23-year-old Johnny Wash and a third suspect, Jeremy Johnson. Wilson asked to be dropped off and he met up with the other two suspects after they had burglarized the home. Then Wash and Johnson dropped off one load of guns and went back for a second as Wilson stood watch, he said.
Wilson further stated that he was with Wash and Johnson when they sold some of the guns. A search of Wilson's home turned up a large amount of various types of ammunition.
Michael Wilson was arrested and charged with Facilitation of Aggravated Burglary. He is being held at the Shelby County Jail on $30,000 bond.
Johnny Wash, who was found with two of the stolen guns he claimed to have bought from a gang member, was charged with Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Property and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Jeremy Johnson remains at large.