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Arrest made in rifle thefts at Springfield outdoors store

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - A man accused of walking out of a Springfield sporting goods store with four rifles worth $8,500 has been taken into custody.

Police in Springfield in a statement late Friday said 30-year-old Dennis Walter Rotherham was arrested Monday and faces charges of second degree burglary, four counts of felon in possession of a firearm, and four counts of first degree theft.

Police say the thefts occurred June 17, 23 and 24, with Rotherham concealing the weapons under dark clothing.

Police say Rotherham has no permanent address.

Police recovered one of the rifles and are trying to find the other three.

Rotherham is being held in the Lane County Jail.


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