UPDATE: Guns, drugs, hand grenade found at home on Belmont Drive

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
The home on Belmont Avenue. (WRDW-TV)

The home on Belmont Avenue. (WRDW-TV)

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Investigators went to a home on Belmont Avenue on Monday in connection to a metal theft ring investigation and an aggravated assault.

The suspects, Thomas Edward Waites and Rebecca Conklin, were found sleeping in a camper behind the home.

Investigators confiscated the following items:
-12-gauge Mossberg shotgun
-.32-caliber Davis Industries Model P32
-.40-caliber HI-Point
-Hand grenade
-Ammunition for shotgun and rifle

Investigators say Conklin had six bags of methamphetamine inside her purse, weighing 0.6 grams total.

Waites and Conklin were arrested. Clifford Lewis Finch was also arrested at the home on an outstanding warrant.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Richmond County investigators are trying to find out more information after drugs and guns were found at a home on Belmont Drive.

Two men were taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon. One of the men may be connected to a shooting back on Sept. 16.

Investigators say they were serving a warrant for aggravated assault at the home when they found the drugs, the guns and an inactive hand grenade.

They say the scene smelled like a meth lab, but they did not find a lab.


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