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Anthony J. Stone was charged with first-degree burglary and six counts of first degree-theft.

COURTESY PHOTO - Anthony J. Stone was charged with burglary in the first degree and six counts of theft in the first degree.A Hillsboro man was arrested on burglary and theft charges, Sunday, Feb. 3, after police say the man attempted to steal firearms from a home in rural Hillsboro.

Anthony J. Stone, 35, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree burglary and six counts of first-degree theft, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to a home in the 3000 block of Southwest 331st Avenue south of town at about 2 p.m., Sunday. Deputies said the homeowner had confronted a man as he was leaving the property

"When confronted by the homeowner, the suspect turned over the stolen guns and fled on foot," deputies said in a statement.

Deputies were assisted in the search by Hillsboro police officer Denise Lemen-Sipp and her K-9 partner, Dozer.

The dog found the suspect hiding approximately a block away after a 10-minute search, according to WCSO.

All of the firearms were recovered by the homeowner and Stone was lodged at the Washington County Jail.

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