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Police: Athens man admits stealing guns, trading them for drugs

Randall Schrimsher (Source: Athens Police Department) Randall Schrimsher (Source: Athens Police Department)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Athens police have arrested a man in a firearm theft case.

The theft was reported on April 4 at Country Living Apartments on U.S. 31 South. Police say the victim reported someone cut the lock off his storage unit and broke into his apartment while  he was out. Nine guns and a generator were reported stolen.

Randall Phillip Schrimsher, 49, was developed as a suspect. Investigators obtained a search warrant and went to his Athens home on Monday.

Police say Schrimsher confessed to taking the guns and generator and trading them for drugs.

He was charged with third-degree burglary.

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