LONOKE, Ark. (KTHV) – Two men were arrested Tuesday for being in possession of illegal weapons, according to the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities say James Stanley Burke, 36, and Steven Lynn Weatherly, 39, were pulled over during a traffic stop. According to the report, when the sheriff realized one of the men had an outstanding warrant, Burke fled into the woods.
Burke was later found by a police K-9 and arrested. Weatherly was arrested at the scene for the outstanding warrant.
Investigators say they later found a shotgun, two rifles and a handgun. The serial number of the handgun had been removed. Deputies believe the firearms to be stolen.
Burke was charged with possession of a defaced firearm and fleeing. Weatherly was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
(Source: Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department)