Two Mt. Pleasant men have been arrested and charged with felony burglary following a year-and-a-half investigation into a home invasion that resulted in several stolen firearms.
According to police reports, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to a burglary at 1000 W. Washington St. in Mt. Pleasant on April 27, 2017. It was determined the suspects had stolen numerous guns and other items.
Following a year-and-a -half investigation, it was determined that Tyler Forbess, 22, of Mt. Pleasant, and Isaac Sawyer, 36, of Mt. Pleasant, had stolen the items. They were both charged with Burglary in the 2nd degree, a Class C felony.
Forbess was arrested on the gun charges in the spring of 2018 after numerous burglary charges from the previous year. After his arrest several of the guns were recovered.
On July 11, 2018, Isaac Sawyer was arrested and transported to the Henry County Jail where he was held pending arraignment.
There are still several guns missing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.
The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the Henry County Sheriff?s Office and the Des Moines County Sheriff?s Office.
This investigation was successful partially as a result of concerned citizens assisting by calling in suspicious activity. Mt. Pleasant Police continues to urge citizens to call in any suspicious activity to their local law enforcement agencies. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.