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3 Arrests In Suspected Scott Co. Burglary Ring

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Three men were arrested and taken to the Scott County Jail on charges linking them with a large commercial burglary ring in the area.

According to police, 18-year-old Shane Smeltzer, 19-year-old Joshua Hayes and 19-year-old Brandon Barnett are responsible for at least 35 business thefts, most of them in Davenport. Smeltzer faces six felony counts of 3rd degree burglary and one count of conspiracy, which is also a felony.

Hayes faces the same charges, but he's also charged with criminal mischief and interference with official acts. He's accused of injuring an officer while resisting arrest. Barnett faces charges of burglary, criminal mischief and a probation violation.

Undercover detectives from the Tactical Operations Bureau made the first arrest early Sunday morning. We're told detectives then conducted multiple interviews throughout the day. Police had a total of five search warrants and found a 45-caliber handgun along with evidence believed to be from the commercial burglaries throughout Scott County.

According to police, some of the break-ins date back to November of last year and police say the investigation isn't over yet.

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