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Stolen guns recovered, warrant issued in ETX home burglaries

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Of the 32 rifles stolen from the Maud residence, 13 have since been recovered by Bowie County Sheriff's investigators. Of the 32 rifles stolen from the Maud residence, 13 have since been recovered by Bowie County Sheriff's investigators.
Kyle Burnett, 24 (Source: Bowie County Sheriff's Office) Kyle Burnett, 24 (Source: Bowie County Sheriff's Office)
MAUD, TX (KSLA) -

A week after a couple of residential burglaries in Maud, Texas netted thieves thousands of dollars worth of firearms, authorities say they have recovered some of the stolen items and issued an arrest warrant for at least one suspect.

But they're also still looking for the rest of the guns and several more people of interest in the case. "Most of the people I have talked to said 'I am not worried about the money. I just want y'all to find these guns,'" says Bowie County Sheriff's Investigator David Biggar.

More than 30 firearms, along with ammunition and other items, were taken from the Maud home of Dr. Khalid Malick in two separate break-ins two weeks ago.

Acting on tips from the community, authorities managed to track down and recover 13 of the stolen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammo from a storage shed and camper in Simms, Texas.

That discovery led authorities to issue an arrest warrant for Douglas Kyle Burnett, 24, of Simms. Investigators believe Burnett had help. "What we are being told is that the actors involved have an addiction to methamphetamine and are selling these guns to get money to buy dope or trading these guns for dope," Biggar says.

More than half of the stolen cache of firearms remain missing, but their rightful owner is grateful to have the recovered weapons back. "One of the rifles that was found was one that I had used with my dad, so that makes me happy," says Dr. Malick, who points out that the $10,000 reward is still available for the return of all his weapons. "Some of the rifles in the hand of bad people can be misused, and I am hoping that they can get those back, too."

If you have information on this case, call the Bowie County Sheriff's Department at (903) 793-3149.

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