Weapons Recovered from Deer Camps and Arrests Made
On February 7th the Drew County Sheriff's Department interviewed suspects in the breaking and entering of several deer camps in the Collins area. It is believed that Christy Lynn Donaldson, age 31, and Dennis Paul Buckley, age 35, both of Monticello, had broken into deer camps within a two week period. Donaldson and Buckley had been recently charged with the breaking and entering of a vehicle and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Sheriff Deputies were contacted by a roommate of Buckley and Donaldson in reference to a handgun that he had received from Buckley. The serial numbers of the handgun had been reported as being stolen along with another handgun and a laptop computer from a deer camp located in the Collins area. During an interview with Buckley and Donaldson, both individuals admitted to the breaking and entering of deer camps. Both Buckley and Donaldson were charged with breaking and entering and theft of property. Buckley is charged with four counts of breaking and entering and theft of property. Donaldson is charged with theft by receiving. Both are still incarcerated in the Drew County Detention Facility on $15,000 bonds each.
In the attempt to recover the handguns, information obtained by deputies led to the arrest of Bradley Benson, age 22 of Monticello, and Odis Dumas, Jr., age 21 of Monticello. It is believed that both Benson and Dumas at one time had possession of one of the stolen handguns. The handgun stolen from the deer camp was recovered as was another handgun that had the serial number scratched off (defaced). An investigation placed the defaced fire arm originally with Mark Mosier, age 31 of Monticello. Mosier is believed to have given the handgun to Bradley Benson who, then, gave the gun to Odis Dumas who then buried the weapon.
Mosier is charged with theft by receiving and possession of defaced fire arm. He was release on his own recognizance per District Judge Ken Harper. Benson is charged with theft by receiving and possession of a defaced fire arm. He has since been released from the Drew County Detention Facility after posting a $1,500 bond. Dumas was also charged with theft by receiving and possession of a defaced fire arm. He was given a $1,000 bond and has since been released from the Detention Facility.