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Ketchikan man faces charges for alleged break-in

A 23-year-old Ketchikan man was arrested and charged for allegedly breaking into Tongass Trading Marine Company last Thursday, and taking five handguns.

Corey C.E. Thompson faces 12 felony charges, including burglary and theft, as well as criminal mischief and weapons misconduct.

According to the Ketchikan Police Department, officers were sent to Tongass Trading after an alarm went off a little after 1 a.m. Thursday. Police noted a broken door and later determined that five guns had been taken. Police were able to recover one handgun quickly, and in that recovery received information that led to a search warrant served at Thompson’s home.

According to police, the four remaining handguns were found during the search.

Thompson had his first court appearance Monday in Ketchikan District Court. Judge Kevin Miller set bail at $5,000, plus a court-approved third-party custodian. Thompson’s next scheduled hearing is Sept. 4.

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