NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested a 29-year-old woman last week in connection to allegations that she stole 15 guns, including pistols, rifles, and shotguns, from a home on Happy Land Road.
Savannah Cheyenne Lee, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail on a state-jail felony theft of a firearm charge. Her bail amount has been set at $100,000.
According to the arrest affidavit East Texas News obtained on Wednesday, the firearms were reported stolen on June 23. The complainant told the responding NCSO deputy that about 15 firearms had been stolen from his home on Happy Land Road.
Lee, who was on the scene at the time, confessed that she had been stealing the guns over a period of time starting in December of 2015, the affidavit stated. She allegedly told authorities that she had been pawning the guns at JJ's Pawn Shop, Instacash Pawn, and Ken's Express Pawn in Nacogdoches.
One of the guns, a 7 mm Ruger M77 bolt-action rifle, was found to have been pawned by Lee at JJ's pawn on April 1, the press release stated.
"During the investigation, the sheriff's office was able to recover 14 of the firearms at three different pawn shops in Nacogdoches County," a press release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office. "Sheriff's investigators are still tracking down leads on the other missing firearms."
The guns that have been recovered have been returned to their rightful owner, the press release stated.